ROK offers free rapid diagnostic tests for dengue virus to inbound travelers to South Korea

By: Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, SEOUL

The Philippine Embassy in Seoul informs the Filipino community of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announcement on Free Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Dengue Virus to Inbound Travelers to South Korea.

Starting 12 January 2024, inbound travelers who have any suspicious symptoms of dengue fever or those who would like a diagnostic test can undergo free testing at 13 airports and port quarantine stations across ROK.

KDCA further advises overseas travelers to follow mosquito bite prevention tips such as the use of mosquito repellents, wearing light-colored and long-sleeved clothing, etc. Inbound travelers who show symptoms like fever, headache, muscle pain, rash, etc., are also advised to take a dengue rapid diagnostic test.

For further information, KDCA's press release may be accessed at