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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

***important travel information***

​Updated October 3, all arrivals (regardless of vaccination status) are no longer required (unless experiencing associated symptoms) to take PCR test upon arrival. If traveler is experiencing COVID symptoms, then a PCR test is required to be done at a medical treatment facility (MTF) or at a Korean test location in accordance with CNFK/CNRKNOTE 4651. Movement will be restricted until PCR test results are received. Movement off-installation is prohibited unless traveling between domicile and duty, in the event of a medical emergency, or a threat to safety.

Sponsors are responsible for ensuring food and water are available to personnel who are in a restriction of movement (ROM) status. In accordance with ROK government policy, personnel may take public transportation to go between testing location and ROM locations (government vehicle or personal vehicle is the preferred mode of travel).

Under a public health emergency (PHE) declaration, this force health protection measure applies to all personnel, including service members, civilian employees, family members, contractor employees, retirees, visitors, and any other persons with access to USFK and U.S. Navy installations.

Non-SOFA affiliated international arrivals or short-term visitors shall follow all ROK entry requirements.

***Updated guidance on overseas PCS COVID-19 Testing Requirements***


USFK HPCON Status: HPCON alpha


Effective june 2, CNFK/CNRK has adjusted its HPCON "alpha" guidelines:

  • All off-installation bars, clubs, saunas, bathhouses, karaoke establishments and any facility that restricts entry to adults are now authorized for all USFK-affiliated individuals regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Masks will be worn according to current USFK and South Korean guidance.
  • South Korea international arrival policy still applies to all USFK-affiliated individuals.
  • All USFK-affiliated individuals are reminded to adhere to USFK's core tenets, HPCON Alpha mitigation measures and all South Korean rules, directives and laws to protect yourself, your family and our community from COVID-19.

For more information about current USFK's HPCON measures, please visit: USFK COVID-19 Information

We must protect the force to protect the mission.

(updated OCTOBER 4, 2022)


CNRK/CNFK COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Check this page for regular updates on changes to installation operations in Navy Region Korea and resources available for combatting Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19). Click on "Quarantine Process Information" to visit our quarantine process information and resource page.

Department of Defense/Department of the Navy Updates:

Periodic updates to DOD/DON actions to address COVID-19 are available at the following websites:

Department of Defense Updates:

Navy updates:



Compliance with CDC guidance is critical to minimize the spread of COVID-19. There are simple things the CDC recommends people do to reduce risk of infection and prevent the spread of COVID-19, which are similar to routine flu and other upper respiratory illness prevention measures.

  • Get Vaccinated and stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines
  • Wear a mask
  • Stay 6 feet away from others.
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces and crowds.
  • Test to prevent spread to others
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Monitor your health daily
  • Follow recommendations for quarantine
  • Follow recommendations for isolation
  • Take precautions when you travel





USFK Travel Restrictions. List of travel restrictions for service members here.

AtHoc Registration. Instructions for registering for AtHoc alerts from a NIPR workstation.

USFK Alerts Registration. Instructions for registering for USFK alerts from a NIPR workstation.

Military Crisis Line. (Service members and veterans) 1-800-273-TALK (option 1), text 838255 or visit

Military OneSource. (Service members and families) 1-800-342-9647 or visit

Navy Chaplain Care. (Service members) 1-855-NAVY-311 or visit .  

Psychological Health Resource Center. (Service members, families and clinicians) 1-866-966-1020 or visit 

Psychological Health Outreach Program (PHOP). (Navy Reservists and families) 1-866-578-PHOP(7467). 

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center. 

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society.  (Sailors and family members)

Department of the Navy Office of Civilian Human Resources - Coronavirus Details:

State Department COVID-19 Korea travel page. 

U.S. Embassy Seoul COVID-19 page

USFK Self-Quarantine FAQs

Busan schools


Important Phone Numbers

USFK 24-hour COVID hotline

050.3337.2556 (mobile to DSN)

737.2556 (DSN)



CNFK Duty Corpsman


315.763.8032 (DSN)

Branch Health Clinic Chinhae Duty Corpsman


CNFK Chaplain


315.763.8001 (DSN)

CNRK-CFAC Chaplain

315.763.5388 (DSN)

Fleet & Family Support Center

315.763.5566/5485 (DSN)


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