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No Q’tine For Covishield Vaccinated Indians In South Korea, Mandatory For Covaxin Recipients: Korean Envoy

He also clarified that the said rule is only applicable for the general public and not for heads of state and high dignitaries. 

South Korea’s envoy to India Shin-Bong Kil on Wednesday said that fully vaccinated Covishield Indians will no longer be required to do 14 days of quarantine after entering South Korea beginning July 1. For Covaxin recipients, however, the quarantine period will continue to be in place.

In an interview with ANI, Kil said “The South Korean government has decided to withdraw the mandatory two-week quarantine if individuals have fully vaccinated. There is no need to serve a mandatory quarantine if the person took Covishield, but those vaccinated for Covaxin are required to serve a two-week quarantine.”

He also clarified that the said rule is only applicable for the general public and not for heads of state and high dignitaries.

“We have seen that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken Covaxin and if he wants to visit Korea at any point of time, he can visit Korea without quarantine. High ranking officials, for example, if Chief Of Army Staff India visited Korea, he does not need to be in quarantine” said Kil.

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The diplomat also lauded India’s gesture to provide vaccines free of cost to neighboring countries.

“As a diplomat, I think it’s a good gesture to provide vaccines to the surrounding countries of India… If India had not helped them, then who would have come forward to help the neighbouring country like Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and others. I think this is a good gesture from India. We should help each other” the Korean envoy said.

 

 

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