More countries are saying no to tourists from South Korea and asking their own citizens to avoid traveling to the country …in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
According to Seoul's foreign ministry, six countries - Israel, Bahrain, Jordan, Kiribati, Samoa and American Samoa - are prohibiting entry to foreigners who have been in South Korea within the past 14 days.
And as of Monday, …13 other countries, including the U.K., Brunei, Kazakhstan, Macao, Singapore and Thailand …imposed restrictions on those entering from South Korea, …such as placing passengers in quarantine or conducting health checks.
These countries have also advised their citizens to avoid traveling to South Korea.
And the list is only getting longer.
Starting Tuesday, all travelers entering Taiwan from South Korea will be quarantined for 14 days.
Also from Tuesday, Hong Kong will ban entry to non-residents arriving from South Korea.
Mauritius has also officially announced an entry ban on South Koreans.
The island on Sunday reportedly stopped four South Korean tourists with fevers and transported them to a hospital.
The remaining 30 tourists without symptoms were sent to a quarantine facility.
The South Korean foreign ministry has lodged a protest over the island's move without prior consultations and urged a prompt resolution.
In Vietnam, the local government of Da Nang put all people coming from Daegu,…including 20 South Koreans, into temporary quarantine at a local hospital on Monday …again without any prior consultations with Seoul.
In Ho Chi Minh City, three South Koreans from Daegu, …two of them who were not showing any symptoms, were quarantined.
The Vietnamese government has already advised its citizens to refrain from traveling to South Korea, …and Vietnam's Bamboo Airways will suspend all flights to South Korea starting Wednesday.
Mongolia will halt all flights to and from South Korea from Tuesday until March 2nd.
Park Se-young, Arirang News.