Among them is a forced quarantine for all inbound travellers (including returning Korean nationals). These people are required to quarantine themselves for 14 days upon their arrival in Korea. While Korean nationals and foreign nationals who reside in Korea are allowed to self-quarantine at their place of residence, foreign nationals who are short-term visitors in Korea (including those traveling on a tourist visa) must serve the quarantine at a designated government facility at their own cost (approximately 100,000 won — about $100 US — per day).
American traveler Jay Weinberger (who recently entered the country on a non-resident tourist visa) shares his experience of the forced quarantine process below. (This document will be updated on an ongoing basis.)
Jet lag continues to be an issue. Combined with some random (and some not so random) announcements, it’s been hard to get some decent sleep. I manage. Breakfast was served at the scheduled time today (7:30).
It comprised of an egg salad sandwich, sausage links (more like a cut up hot dog), a bit of chicken porridge, pickles, fruit, and a bit of cereal. Lunch was better today: pork cutlet in a sauce I couldn’t really make out (maybe horseradish?), fried chicken (3 small pieces), rice, veggies, and a tiny bit of kiwi. There was also some kind of sweet potato concoction, but I stayed clear of that after a small bite.
I guess I can still afford to be somewhat picky about what I eat.
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