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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Vaccine Information
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Overseas PCS COVID-19 Test Requirements Fact Sheet
Korean Electronic Travel Authorization

***As of January 20, 2021 - All USFK/CNFK/CNRK/CFAC personnel (ages 6 and older) who are traveling to South Korea - regardless if you are newly arriving or returning - must possess proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test - and ONLY a PCR test - obtained within 72 hours of their departure. You will be denied entry and returned to your point of origin without it. There are no exceptions.***

 

***Updated guidance on overseas PCS COVID-19 Testing Requirements***

Click on the fact sheet for more information

 

CNRK/CNFK COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Check this page for regular updates on changes to installation operations in Navy Region Korea and resources available for combatting Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19). Click on "Quarantine Process Information" to visit our quarantine process information and resource page.

USFK HPCON Status: HPCON Bravo with restrictions*.

 

*Effective Aug. 28, United States Forces Korea transitioned to a new method for implementing COVID-19 preventative measures for its affiliated communities that better aligns USFK with Republic of Korea, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Defense guidelines. 

When a Korean district's 7-day cumulative incidence rate is greater than or equal to 50 confirmed cases per 100,000 people:

  • Travel to that particular district is prohibited with the exception of those who live or work in the district or for mission essential activities.
  • Mandatory on-installation indoor mask wear, regardless of vaccination status, at all common areas for installations within the geographic boundary.

 

For more information about USFK's COVID-19 measures and to see the current restricted districts map, please visit: USFK COVID-19 Information

 

Currently, South Korean government has varying Social Distancing levels across regions, check with local government restrictions. Busan and Changwon cities are currently in Social Distancing Level 3, and the greater Seoul metropolitan area is Level 4. Please adhere to host nation policies:

  • Level 4 areas: Up to 6 people for private gatherings possible when including those fully immunized.
  • Level 3 areas: Up to 8 people for private gatherings possible when including those fully immunized.


We must protect the force to protect the mission.

(updated Oct. 8, 2021)

 

  • HPCON B 7-Day Incidence Restrictions to Travel

Department of Defense/Department of the Navy Updates:

Periodic updates to DOD/DON actions to address COVID-19 are available at the following websites:

Department of Defense Updates: www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/

Navy updates: https://navylive.dodlive.mil/2020/03/15/u-s-navy-covid-19-updates/

 

PRACTICAL TIPS

Compliance with CDC guidance is critical to minimize the spread of COVID-19.There are simple things the CDC recommends people do to reduce risk of infection and prevent the spread of COVID-19, which are similar to routine flu and other upper respiratory illness prevention measures.

  • Clean your hands – Use soap and water for 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer with minimum 60% alcohol.  Medical experts agree that hand-washing is the most important preventative measure you can take to avoid COVID-19.

  • Proper hygiene - Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; avoid close contact with people who are sick; and regularly clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze – Use your arm or tissue. Immediately throw used tissue in the trash.

  • Social distancing - Avoid handshakes and close contact with others. Maintain social distances of about 6 feet.

  • Self-regulation - Confine yourself at home when sick until advised by your healthcare provider.

  • Crowd avoidance – Use discretion when traveling to impacted areas, urban areas, or large gatherings.  Recently released guidelines from the CDC recommend avoiding groups greater than 10 people.

  • Personal preparedness - Ensure supplies of food, medication, and other items needed for babies and pets are available to last at least 14 days.

 

MEDICAL INFORMATION RESOURCES

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND LINKS

USFK Travel Restrictions. List of travel restrictions for service members here.

AtHoc Registration. Instructions for registering for AtHoc alerts from a NIPR workstation.

USFK Alerts Registration. Instructions for registering for USFK alerts from a NIPR workstation.

Military Crisis Line. (Service members and veterans) 1-800-273-TALK (option 1), text 838255 or visit www.militarycrisisline.net

Military OneSource. (Service members and families) 1-800-342-9647 or visit www.militaryonesource.mil

 Navy Chaplain Care. (Service members) 1-855-NAVY-311 or visit http://www.navy.mil/local/chaplaincorps/ .  

 Psychological Health Resource Center. (Service members, families and clinicians) 1-866-966-1020 or visit http://www.realwarriors.net/livechat 

 Psychological Health Outreach Program (PHOP). (Navy Reservists and families) 1-866-578-PHOP(7467). 

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center. http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/health-promotion/Pages/default.aspx 

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society.  (Sailors and family members) https://www.nmcrs.org.

Department of the Navy Office of Civilian Human Resources - Coronavirus Details: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

State Department COVID-19 Korea travel page.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/SouthKorea.html 

U.S. Embassy Seoul COVID-19 page

https://kr.usembassy.gov/022420-covid-19-information/

USFK Self-Quarantine FAQs

https://www.usfk.mil/Media/Speeches-Transcripts/Article/2077219/usfk-self-quarantine-frequently-asked-questions/

COVID-19 Interactive Display Map and Demographics

http://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Busan schools

https://busanforeignschool.org/

https://www.bifskorea.org/

 

Important Phone Numbers

USFK 24-hour COVID hotline

050.3337.2556 (mobile to DSN)

737.2556 (DSN)

TRICARE ISOS

080-429-0880

CNFK Duty Corpsman

010.4655.7502

315.763.8032 (DSN)

CNFK Chaplain

010.5499.4468

315.763.8001 (DSN)

Fleet & Family Support Center

315.763.5566/5485 (DSN)

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