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Old Jun 19, 20, 9:33 pm
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transit in INCHEON to US

I'm in Taiwan right now, and I'm planning to book a mid-July Delta flight from Taiwan to Atlanta. The itinerary would be TPE -> INC -> ATL. The layover at INC is 50 mins.

I've heard that the Korean government is requesting people to install a self-reporting COVID-19 app. But I'm assuming that's for people entering Korea and not transit passengers?

Also on the Korea airlines website it says passengers traveling to the US from Korea need to go to Exit Station B and get a health screening certificate first before they can check-in. I am also presuming this doesn't affect transit passengers since we are already "inside" the terminal?

I'm concerned because the transit time is only 50 mins, and if there's some additional COVID-19 requirements/hiccups I'm not aware of, I'm completely screwed. I've never been to incheon before by the way. Thanks a lot.
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Old Jun 19, 20, 9:59 pm
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Originally Posted by tesphergas213 View Post
I'm in Taiwan right now, and I'm planning to book a mid-July Delta flight from Taiwan to Atlanta. The itinerary would be TPE -> INC -> ATL. The layover at INC is 50 mins.

I've heard that the Korean government is requesting people to install a self-reporting COVID-19 app. But I'm assuming that's for people entering Korea and not transit passengers?

Also on the Korea airlines website it says passengers traveling to the US from Korea need to go to Exit Station B and get a health screening certificate first before they can check-in. I am also presuming this doesn't affect transit passengers since we are already "inside" the terminal?

I'm concerned because the transit time is only 50 mins, and if there's some additional COVID-19 requirements/hiccups I'm not aware of, I'm completely screwed. I've never been to incheon before by the way. Thanks a lot.
https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/int...1580226297.htm
Korea (Rep.)
Published 15.06.2020
1. Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April are no longer valid.
2. Visa exemptions for 90 nationalities with a normal passport are temporarily suspended.
- This does not apply to airline crew.
- This does not apply to passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card.
3. Korean visas issued by the Wuhan Consulate in the Hubei Province are no longer valid.
4. Visitors who have been in the Hubei Province (China People's Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Korea (Rep.).
5. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a passport issued in the Hubei Province are not allowed to transit or enter Korea (Rep.).
6. Passengers arriving from China (People's Rep) must have a visa issued by Korea (Rep.) to transit through Korea (Rep.).
- This does not apply to nationals of Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Ireland (Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, Palau, San Marino, Slovenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, USA, Vatican City (Holy See) and Venezuela.
- This does not apply to passengers with a British passport.
- This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, consular, official, service or special passport.
7. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days and to a PCR test for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.) traveling on business under the Fast Lane program and their accompanying family members. They must:
- self-monitor their health conditions minimum 14 days before departure and hold a medical certificate to prove Coronavirus (COVID-19) negative testing result issued at most 72 hours before departure, and
- be tested on Coronavirus (COVID-19) upon arrival. They must stay at designated quarantine facilities for 1 or 2 days until a negative test result is obtained.
8. Nationals and residents of Korea (Rep.) are required to install 'Self-quarantine safety protection mobile app'.
9. Passengers and airline crew must install 'Self-diagnosis Mobile App' in their personal device and a completed Health Declaration Form and a Special Quarantine Declaration Form must be presented to the quarantine desk upon arrival.
10. All flights must arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 5:00 and 20:00.
11. Residents of Korea (Rep.) must have a Re-Entry Permit and a medical certificate.
The certificate must:
- be issued by a local authorized medical institute at most 48 hours before departure; and
- be written in English or Korean; and
- include the date of examination, and the presence or absence of fever, cough, chills, headache, difficulty of breathing, muscle pain and pulmonary symptoms; and
- be signed by a medical examiner.
- This does not apply to passengers with status Diplomats (A-1), Government Officials (A-2, A-3) or Overseas Korean (F-4).
12. Nationals of Mongolia are not allowed to transit if they depart from Mongolia or travel onward to Mongolia.
- This does not apply to airline crew.
13. Nationals of Russian Fed. are not allowed to transit if they depart from Russian Fed. or travel onward to Russian Fed.
- This does not apply to airline crew.
14. Nationals of Thailand are not allowed to transit if they depart from Thailand or travel onward to Thailand.
- This does not apply to airline crew.
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Old Jun 20, 20, 3:53 am
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You'll be fine as long as it is one reservation together. The app is for arriving passengers. You do not need a visa or any special procedure to transit this way. MANY people make 50 minute connections. Especially in these "Corona times," they would require a longer layover if there was "more to do." You'll be fine. Many people are doing exactly as you are and transiting through ICN to go to America/other places.
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Old Jun 20, 20, 3:54 am
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This doesn't really answer the OP's question though........as a transit passenger none of that is really relevant.
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Old Jun 20, 20, 4:59 am
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Thanks Mike haha.
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Old Jul 4, 20, 6:50 pm
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OP, did you have your flight yet? I'm transiting through ICN soon and wondering if I also have to get the health screening certificate.
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Old Jul 6, 20, 12:21 am
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Originally Posted by hieunguyen725 View Post
OP, did you have your flight yet? I'm transiting through ICN soon and wondering if I also have to get the health screening certificate.
The health certificate is only for passengers departing from Korea. Aka checking in at ICN airport as their first flight. If you are transiting, they might take your temperature or ask a question or two, but you don't have to exit the airport to go get that form. It's literally not possible to exit freely.
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Old Jul 8, 20, 7:34 pm
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yeah you don't need to do anything. they give you a form and take your temperature thats it.
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