***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***
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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)
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/
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
- Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center
- Military Health System
- Tricare Nurse Advice Line: call 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273) or www.mhsnurseadviceline.com
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 situational information
- CDC tips for work and home
- CDC cleaning & disinfecting recommendations
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.
U.S. Embassy Seoul COVID-19 page
USFK Self-Quarantine FAQs
COVID-19 Interactive Display Map and Demographics
Important Phone Numbers
USFK 24-hour COVID hotline
050.3337.2556 (mobile to DSN)
CNFK Duty Corpsman
Fleet & Family Support Center