September 18 (Sun) - 23 (Fri), 2022
Busan, Republic of Korea
When entering the ROK, you are not required to hand in a negative PCR test anymore from 3 September 2022. Travelers are NOT required to be fully vaccinated to enter the ROK, meaning that you can travel without a COVID Vaccine. Still, using ‘Q-code’before your departure is strongly recommended to save time for the immigration process at the ICN airport for all people entering the ROK to input their passport information and answer the health condition questionnaire. More information on Q-code can be found here: https://cov19ent.kdca.go.kr/cpassportal/biz/beffatstmnt/main.do?lang=en
Upon arrival, as of 25 July 2022, all travelers MUST do a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival, and foreigners for short-term stay entering via Incheon Airport (ICN) and Gimhae International Airport (PUS) are strongly recommended to take a PCR test at the airport's COVID-19 Test Center at their own expense, KRW 80,000 (Approx. USD 60).
To facilitate the process and avoid long queues at the airport, you can make a reservation for the COVID-19 test at the ICN COVID-19 Testing Centre beforehand via the online reservation system “Safe2Go” at https://safe2gopass.com/index
After the COVID-19 test at the airport, you are required to go directly to your reserved accommodation in Busan and stay there until receiving a result via SMS and/or E-mail. In ICN, T1 Airport COVID-19 Testing Center (East/West) and T2 Airport COVID-19 Testing Center (East) are open around the clock.
Further details on their locations can be found here: https://www.airport.kr/ap_cnt/en/svc/covid19/medical/medical.do
You can also check the COVID-19 test timetable in detail here: https://www.airport.kr/ap_cnt/en/svc/covid19/medica2/medica2.do
In case you come to Busan through the PUS and want to get tested there, you can make a reservation for the COVID-19 test here: https://direct.seegenemedical.com/main/
The center opens every day from 09:00 to 18:00. It is located next to GATE 1 in the International Terminals 1F. When making a reservation on the website, please select "Gimhae" for your Test Center Location, instead of "Busan" (See below the screenshot)
In case you don’t want to take a test at the airport, you can go to the testing center for foreigners in Busan, near your accommodation. Please find the List of the COVID-19 Testing Location for Foreigners here, which was published by the KDCA (updated as of 22 July 2022). Among the listed centers in Busan, Good gang-an hospital (15 minutes by subway) and Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital (22 minutes by bus + on foot) are the closest to BEXCO, the venue for the 7IMDC. In addition to these, Centum Children's Hospital also provides foreigners with a PCR test, and you can only receive your result via SMS.
(English / Korean)
|Address||Distance from the 7IMDC venue||Telephone||Hours||Cost of a PRC test|
|Busan||Good gang-an hospital / 좋은강안병원||493, Suyeong-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan, ROK||3.5km,
15 minutes by subway
|+82 51 6250900||Mon-Fri: 9am-11:30am, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Sat: 9:00-11:30 am
|KRW 110,000 (Approx. USD 84)|
|INJE UNIVERSITY HAEUNDAE PAIK HOSPITAL / 인제대학교 해운대백병원||875, Haeundae-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, ROK||6.4km, 22 minutes by bus + on foot||+82 51 7970100||Mon-Fri: 8:30am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-5pm,||KRW 110,000 (Approx. USD 84) / result available only via SMS|
|Centum Children’s Hospital / 센텀아동병원||1078-1 U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, ROK||346m, 7 minutes on foot||+82 51 743 1588||Mon-Fri: 9am-11:30am, 2pm-3:30 pm Sat: 9am-11:30 am||KRW 110,000 (Approx. USD 84) / result available only via SMS|