The Ministry of Justice has implemented policies such as 'exemption from notification duty' and 'grant incentives for foreigners to vaccinate' to raise the vaccination rate for foreigners.
As a result, as of November 16, the vaccination completion rate for legally residing foreigners increased to 71.7%, and the vaccination completion rate for illegal aliens increased to 74.6%.
The ‘notification duty exemption system’ means that the information provided by illegally residing foreigners during the COVID-19 test and vaccination is not used for purposes other than quarantine purposes, and the immigration department is not notified.
The 'Vaccinated Foreigners Incentive Grant' system exempts foreign nationals who have been vaccinated by December 31 of this year and voluntarily leaves the country from fines of up to tens of thousands of won, and the incentives are subject to deferred entry regulations when re-entering Korea. am.
In addition, the Ministry of Justice continued to carry out 'guiding activities in areas densely populated by foreigners' and 'multilingual information and publicity for immigrant communities'.
As a result, the proportion of foreign confirmed cases among all confirmed cases in Korea is also falling significantly from 21.7% (October 13) → 14.1% (October 27) → 6.2% (November 16).
The decrease in the rate of foreign confirmed cases seems to be due to the vaccination promotion and incentive policies of the Ministry of Justice, along with the active vaccination efforts of the quarantine authorities and local governments.
Reporter Song Hasung