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Sri Lanka holders of visas can travel to Korea, consular services halted over Covid curfews

ECONOMYNEXT – Holders of valid student or work visa can still travel to Korea and enter the country after being quarantined but the embassy in Colombo said it is halting consular services.

Qatar Airways still travels to Korea.

After arriving in Korea, a quarantine fee of 100,000 Korean Won a day has to be paid for 14 days.

The full statement is reproduced below:

Due to the curfew order implemented by the Government of the Democratic Socialist
Republic of Sri Lanka, Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea has closed
services until further notice.

Under the prevailing significant circumstances, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea would
like to provide the related information on student and E9 visa.

Student Visa (D2/D4 visa)

A person with a valid D2/D4 visa can enter the Republic of Korea (Qatar Airways still operates the flight to the Republic of Korea).

Upon arrival in the Republic of Korea, all the passengers are mandated to be quarantined for two weeks (Quarantine facility will cost 100,000 KRW or 15,915.33 Sri Lankan Rupees per day). Once Korean Authorities confirm, the eligible passenger can be self-quarantined.

For the D2/D4 visa holder who plans to enter the Republic of Korea after the expiry date of entry on visa, he/she has to obtain a new visa.

For the D2/D4 visa holder whose duration of stay on alien Registration card already expired, he/she has to obtain a new visa.

Under the Immigration Acts of the Republic of Korea, the Embassy of Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka does not have the authority to extend D2/D4 visa.

E9 Visa

Valid E9 visa holders who are currently staying in Sri Lanka can enter the Republic of Korea (Qatar Airways still operates the flight to Korea) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea recommends valid visa holders to contact their employer in Korea in order to maintain their visa valid.

Upon arrival in Korea, all the passengers are mandated to be quarantined for two weeks (Quarantine Facility will cost 100,000 KRW or 15,915.33 Sri Lankan Rupees per day). Once Korean Authorities confirm, the eligible passenger can be self-quarantined.

Under the Immigration Acts of the Republic of Korea, the Embassy of Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka does not have the authority to extend E9 visa.

If you have further inquiries regarding E9 visa, please contact the Bureau of Foreign Employment (Contact: 1989)