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  • busanite
  • Adventurer

    • 47

    • November 22, 2010, 08:12:58 am
    • Busan
Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« on: February 03, 2020, 03:31:38 pm »
I planned to take a week off at the end of February to Hong Kong and Vietnam but my school's VP says due to the virus scare, he can't approve my holidays. From what I gather online, Korea has not banned anyone from entering Korea. Has anyone else here been denied as well?


  • NorthStar
  • Expert Waygook

    • 994

    • July 05, 2017, 10:54:06 am
    • Mouseville
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 06:33:38 pm »
I planned to take a week off at the end of February to Hong Kong and Vietnam but my school's VP says due to the virus scare, he can't approve my holidays. From what I gather online, Korea has not banned anyone from entering Korea. Has anyone else here been denied as well?

OK, go somewhere else.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 2983

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 07:55:51 pm »
tell em you better not come to school for the next few months, because of the virus scare


  • NorthStar
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    • July 05, 2017, 10:54:06 am
    • Mouseville
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 08:39:11 pm »
tell em you better not come to school for the next few months, because of the virus scare

...or that.


Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 09:34:34 pm »
I think it's because even if you leave the country, your school is still responsible for you (while still under contract).  So if you leave Korea and then Korea suddenly decides to cancel flights, you might be stranded in another country and that would become your school's issue to deal with.

Maybe you'll just have to take your vacation within Korea.



  • oglop
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    • 2983

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 10:45:41 pm »
I think it's because even if you leave the country, your school is still responsible for you (while still under contract).  So if you leave Korea and then Korea suddenly decides to cancel flights, you might be stranded in another country and that would become your school's issue to deal with.

Maybe you'll just have to take your vacation within Korea.



Better not go to school then, just in case you get hit by a bus. Probably best to never leave your apartment due to unnecessary risk


  • thunderlips
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1723

    • June 07, 2012, 10:01:55 am
    • South Korea
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2020, 12:03:03 am »
My school sent out a message saying if anyone has traveled to China to not come to school for 14 days, I believe this is policy from moel. Ask the vp where they can approve you to go.


  • waygo0k
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    • 4106

    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2020, 01:37:40 am »
They canít stop you from traveling. But they can ask you to quarantine yourself when you get back.


Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 06:39:24 am »
I mean, could you just say OK I'm not going, take the vacation days, and then go anyways?


  • Piggydee
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    • 2707

    • October 15, 2013, 07:32:43 am
    • South Korea
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2020, 07:06:03 am »
My friend who works for a hakwon, went to China last month and now he is on day 7 of his 14 day quarantine.  It's probably best to avoid that area unless you wanted unpaid days off. 


  • kayakee
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    • November 29, 2015, 10:55:03 pm
    • Korea
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2020, 02:36:36 pm »
15,000 new cases of coronavirus in China (now spread to every province).......why are you even asking if you can go to China for vacation?  This is the first problem, nevermind what the principal says you can or can't do.


  • NorthStar
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    • July 05, 2017, 10:54:06 am
    • Mouseville
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2020, 05:28:19 pm »
15,000 new cases of coronavirus in China (now spread to every province).......why are you even asking if you can go to China for vacation?  This is the first problem, nevermind what the principal says you can or can't do.

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  • oglop
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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2020, 05:30:18 pm »


  • NorthStar
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    • 994

    • July 05, 2017, 10:54:06 am
    • Mouseville
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2020, 07:44:03 pm »
so it's safer to go to vietnam than stay in korea? should tell that to the principal :rolleyes:

I did not say that....


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 2983

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2020, 09:21:12 pm »
I did not say that....
I just meant there are fewer cases in Vietnam than in Korea. Yet OP's principal isn't "allowing" him/her to go there


  • CypherSoul
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    • May 02, 2018, 07:51:18 am
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Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2020, 11:04:48 am »
Just don't go to Hong Kong. Vietnam should be fine!
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Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2020, 12:02:05 pm »
Well, my flights home next week just got cancelled (I'm assuming because I had a layover in Beijing) so I get to do NOTHING for vacation. Cheers, mates.


  • busanite
  • Adventurer

    • 47

    • November 22, 2010, 08:12:58 am
    • Busan
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2020, 03:07:51 pm »
The airline i'm using to fly from HK to Nha Trang, Vietnam canceled flights from the 17th of this month to the end of March.  I'm not too upset if I don't go. Been a few times to both countries. Just hoping I'm able to get refunds for most of my purchases.


  • busanite
  • Adventurer

    • 47

    • November 22, 2010, 08:12:58 am
    • Busan
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2020, 03:08:47 pm »
Just a heads up, Agoda allowed me to cancel my non-refundable booking free of charge due to the outbreak.


  • Piggydee
  • The Legend

    • 2707

    • October 15, 2013, 07:32:43 am
    • South Korea
Re: Corona virus/winter vacation plan
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2020, 03:18:24 pm »
Just a heads up, Agoda allowed me to cancel my non-refundable booking free of charge due to the outbreak.

Did they give you your money back or give you agoda cash for a future booking?