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The Ministry of Justice Does Not Execute Deportation and Investigation to Encourage Foreign Nationals to be Tested and Get COVID Vaccination

Date Enacted: September 2021
Country: Korea, Rep.

According to the Ministry of Justice, “[f]oreign nationals without a registration number (incl. illegal residents) can book their vaccination through a temporary code, which can be obtained by presenting their passport at a healthcare centre. Temporary code is issued to those holding an expired passport, expired residence card, (an) identification document(s) issued by diplomatic missions in Korea . . . ” and “[n]o information of illegal residents is relayed to immigration authorities.” This information is conveyed in several languages on the Ministry of Justice, Korea Immigration Service website.