On what grounds will a tourist be sent back from South Korea? Especially in the midst of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV? I’ve returned to Indonesia from China at the end of December, and have not shown any symptoms ever since. I plan to travel to South Korea some time this month. Is there a slightest possibility of me being sent back to Indonesia from the South Korean airport even after having my visa approved by the Korean embassy?


Timatic, the database which airlines use to verify passenger travel documents, states:

  • Passengers who have been in the Hubei Province (China People's Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Korea (Rep.).

The end of December was more than 14 days ago, so you should be fine.

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