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  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2021, 02:00:09 pm »
Really? They decide what you eat?  I didn't realize it was that weird.

How does that fight corona?  How about if you had duty free? What
if you loaded your luggage with goodies before you got there?
We're talking about people who live here and test positive. I didn't even realise but you can't quarantine at home if you get a positive Corona Test.


  • SPQR
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    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone
Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2021, 02:41:04 pm »

This person's recount of quarantine doesn't sound so bad.


Despite these restrictions, however, two things stood out. First was the level of service on offer. Every patient was provided with a box of “essentials” such as body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, shaving kits, two types of disinfectant, masks, towels and slippers. The food was equally good, better than the most expensive Korean restaurants I had visited in London. These were all provided free for Korean citizens. The nurses and doctors at the facility would check on each patient twice daily, communicating via an app, asking us to measure our blood pressure and temperature and whether we needed medicine. They even offered counselling services to those who were mentally exhausted.

The second was the emphasis on solidarity. The medical staff regularly expressed their regret that we were in this position. They emphasised, however, that we had to do it for others. The message was that by temporarily giving up our freedom, we were keeping others safe. This affected me personally since both my parents are in at-risk groups, and they told me later that they felt safe knowing I was quarantined away rather than self-isolating at home.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2021, 02:49:22 pm »
The government provided quarantine costs 2.1 million (for 14 days)? Seems rather expensive.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2021, 02:50:37 pm »
The government provided quarantine costs 2.1 million (for 14 days)? Seems rather expensive.
We're on health insurance, yeah? So that should apply to getting off a plane, right?


  • DocH
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    • March 01, 2021, 11:25:39 am
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Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2021, 01:06:04 pm »
We're on health insurance, yeah? So that should apply to getting off a plane, right?

That is an interesting point...


  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

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    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone
Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2021, 12:53:01 pm »
I don't get it?


  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

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    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone
Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2021, 08:38:18 am »
I still don't get it. Actually, I just wanted to bump this up with all the other
posts about the same topic. Haha.


  • Kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2021, 09:26:07 am »
The government provided quarantine costs 2.1 million (for 14 days)? Seems rather expensive.

I've heard some pretty outrageous stories recently about quarantine costs in Canada, another country that's supposed to have socialized medicare.

Although I'm not certain quarantine should fall under medicare.
Should Korean medical insurance cover the quarantine costs of covid positive Citizens? Temporary workers? Tourists?
« Last Edit: March 16, 2021, 09:28:17 am by Kyndo »


  • pkjh
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    • May 02, 2012, 02:59:44 pm
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Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2021, 09:46:10 am »
I've heard some pretty outrageous stories recently about quarantine costs in Canada, another country that's supposed to have socialized medicare.

Although I'm not certain quarantine should fall under medicare.
Should Korean medical insurance cover the quarantine costs of covid positive Citizens? Temporary workers? Tourists?
It's like $3000 cdn for 3 days.

Anyways, one of the reasons for the out of pocket payments is to discourage people from travelling.


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    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
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Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2021, 07:30:40 am »
It's like $3000 cdn for 3 days.

Anyways, one of the reasons for the out of pocket payments is to discourage people from travelling.

What if you're broke and get corona?


  • OnNut81
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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
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Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2021, 11:32:27 am »
It's like $3000 cdn for 3 days.

Anyways, one of the reasons for the out of pocket payments is to discourage people from travelling.

But, that's not for your average citizen that gets covid.  That's for people arriving in the country.  The question here is, if you test positive, do you have to pay to be put in quarantine?  If you do, it would discourage a lot of people with mild symptoms from getting tested. 


  • pkjh
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    • May 02, 2012, 02:59:44 pm
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Re: Covid Test for all foreign workers in Gyeonggi-do?
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2021, 12:38:51 pm »
But, that's not for your average citizen that gets covid.  That's for people arriving in the country.  The question here is, if you test positive, do you have to pay to be put in quarantine?  If you do, it would discourage a lot of people with mild symptoms from getting tested. 
It depends on the reciprocal country's policy on Korean visitors in their country. There a list somewhere for what nation's citizens are covered, partially covered, and not covered.

As for residents, that goes under what's covered under Medicare, and any extra private insurance you get.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2021, 12:40:41 pm by pkjh »