KR to require Manila travelers COVID-19 negative test result

Starting July 20, 2020, passengers departing from Manila for South Korea, with the exception of South Korea passport holders, will have to secure and present a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate, according to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

The negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate should be issued within 48 hours before departure. The result must be shown at the time of check-in at the airport and upon the time of arrival at the quarantine authority in South Korea, the South Korean embassy said. Moreover, the test certificate should only come from one of the designated hospitals of the embassy. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport posted an infographic listing these hospitals:

The embassy also clarified that the said measures are not related to visa issuance. Visa applications are still on hold in the Philippines until further notice, including those that have been received prior to this announcement.

For questions and more information, visit the announcement page of the South Korean embassy or email them at

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