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Country Rank

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South Korea

Recovery Rank for 180 countries/regions

Country Rank

11


South Korea

Recovery Rank for 184 countries/regions

COVID-19 Recovery Rating

4

Recovery Index
76.33
(Out of 100)



(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Recovery Rating

4

Recovery Index
74.66
(Out of 100)



(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating

2

Severity Index
15.42
(Out of 100)



(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating

1

Severity Index
13.12
(Out of 100)



(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

Stringency Rating

52.17

(100 = Strictest Measures, 0 = No Measures)


Population
51,709,098

(High Density)


GNI per capita (US$)

30,620

(High income)
5 Countries who have made the most progress in
curtailing the spread of the pandemic and can be
used as examples of best practices (Relative Rating)

4
3
2 Countries who are struggling to cope with the crisis
and who may need to consider maintaining stringent
non-pharmaceutical measures (Relative Rating)
1
1 Countries who are coping with the crisis with a low percentage
of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)
2
3 Countries who may be overwhelmed by the crisis with a high
percentage of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)
4
5

Travel Advisory


1. Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April 2020 are no longer valid.

2. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei
Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Fiji, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malaysia, Marshall Isl., Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States), Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland,
Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Isl., South Africa, Spain, St. Lucia, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland,
Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay with a normal passport. - This does not apply to airline crew. - This does not apply
to passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card. - This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, an official or a service passport.

3. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Japan.

4. Suspension of visa exemptions for passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) normal passport.

5. Suspension of visa exemptions for passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.

6. Suspension of visa exemptions for passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport.

7. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days. - This does not apply to passengers arriving from a country other than Angola, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago or Uzbekistan with: - a COVID-19 vaccination
certificate showing that they received the vaccine in Korea (Rep.) at least 2 weeks before arrival; or - a Quarantine Exemption Certificate. - until 30 September 2021, this does
not apply to passengers arriving from a country other than Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Haiti, India, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Nepal, Russian Fed., Tajikistan, Tanzania,
Turkey, Viet Nam, United Arab Emirates or Zimbabwe with: - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the vaccine in Korea (Rep.) at least 2 weeks before
arrival; or - a Quarantine Exemption Certificate. - effective 1 October 2021, this does not apply to passengers arriving from a country other than Djibouti or Zambia with: - a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the vaccine in Korea (Rep.) at least 2 weeks before arrival; or - a Quarantine Exemption Certificate.

8. Passengers must install the 'self-quarantine safety protection mobile app' found at https://tinyurl.com/m9fcz6dc

9. Passengers must complete a "Health Declaration Form" and a "Travel Record Declaration" and present it upon arrival. The forms can be obtained upon arrival.

10. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Korea (Rep.) for more than 24 hours.

11. Nationals of Thailand are not allowed to transit if they are traveling onward to Thailand. - This does not apply to nationals of Thailand with a Certificate of Entry issued by
Royal Thai Embassy and a Fit to Fly health certificate in English issued at most 72 hours before departure. - This does not apply to airline crew.

12. Nationals of Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are not allowed to transit through Korea (Rep.). - This does not apply to nationals of Egypt with a diplomatic or service passport.

13. Passengers traveling to China (People's Rep.) are not allowed to transit through Korea (Rep.).

14. Passengers with a visa on an expired passport must present a printed "Visa Grant Notice" and the expired passport to the immigration upon arrival.

15. Passengers with an E-9 visa issued by Korea (Rep.) must present a completed 'Confirmation of Self-quarantine' form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at the local EPS
center.

16. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT, NEAR,
PCR, SDA and TMA tests. The test result must: - be in English, Korean or accompanied by a certified English or Korean translation; and - have the name of the passenger which must
match the name in the passport, the date of birth or passport/ID number and the name of the issuing laboratory; and - specify the date that the test was taken; and - be issued by
an approved laboratory if arriving from Indonesia, Philippines or Uzbekistan. Details can be found at the Korean (Rep.) Embassy website in those countries. - This does not apply
to: - nationals of Korea (Rep.) traveling on official business or funeral attendance purposes with a Quarantine Exemption Certificate; - nationals of Korea (Rep.) arriving from
Myanmar; - passengers younger than 6 years.

Travel Advisory information provided and published with permission by IATA.


South Korea Infection Trend


How can you tell if a curve is really flattening?

The number of daily confirmed cases has been used as an estimation of how severe the COVID-19 situation is in a given country. However, we’ve found that focusing on the country’s cumulative number of active cases gives a clearer picture of whether the infection curve is flattening.


Countries with Similar Characteristics


This table is generated by a GCI-developed tool to match countries based on their similar characteristics such as population, population density, income and climate.

South Korea 74.66 76.33 51,709,098 High Density High income < 10 deg
Country Recovery Index Recovery Index Population Density GNI per capita Average Temperature
since First Case (Celsius)
Match%
United Kingdom 58.52 50.36 66,834,405 High Density High income < 10 deg 100%
Vietnam 39.90 53.14 96,462,106 High Density Lower middle income 21-25 deg 60%

GCI Recovery Forecast


The GCI Recovery Forecasting methodology relies on a Monte Carlo simulation model as we recognise that the factors that contribute to an increase / decrease in confirmed COVID19 cases are highly variable and subject to various localised circumstances and interventions. The P10 / P50 / P90 are probabilities assigned to the forecasts, with P10 being highly optimistic, and P90 being very conservative on recovery and reduction in cases. The forecast model is updated daily based on the latest case data.

Forecast Results:

Situation May Improve. The GCI Model indicates that the situation has a small probability of recovery, but there is insufficient evidence to suggest that the recovery trend will improve significantly in the near future.




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