Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation in various parts of the world, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Republic of Korea (MOEF) is working closely with Disease Control & Prevention, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Korea Immigration Service and other agencies to support the whole-of-government effort to keep everyone safe.
The safety of Annual Meeting participants and local citizens is our top priority. Health and safety situations can be changed, so it is important to check current advice prior to your departure and during your mission.
ADB Annual Meeting Secretariat is constantly reviewing the situation on COVID-19 very closely and will prepare the meeting in line with the WHO guidelines. The Secretariat will follow up with participants as the situation develops.
Visit below websites for important health and safety information regarding the Republic of Korea.
Annual meeting participants are strongly advised to obtain medical and travel insurance as well as medical assistance coverage. Neither Republic of Korea nor ADB will be responsible for any medical costs or loss and/or damage of personal property incurred in relation to travel to the annual meeting.
Medical Service Provider
|Medical Center & Pharmacy
|Incheon Red Cross Hospital
||263 Woninjae-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
||10 minutes by car
|Nasaret International Hospital
||98 Meonugeum-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
||10 minutes by car
|Inha University Hospital
||27 Inhang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
||20 minutes by car
|Gil Medical Center
||774 Namdong-daero, Namdong-gu, Incheon
||30 minutes by car
||177 Convensia-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon (Lotte Mart 2F)
||5 minutes on foot
|Songdo Neat Pharmacy
||165 Convensia-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon (Posco Tower 5F)
||5 minutes on foot
|Sondo Shinsegae Pharmacy
||107 Haedoji-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon (The# Firstworld H-8)
||10 minutes on foot
Medical Booth in ConvensiA
- Location: ConvensiA Exhibition Hall 4
- Specialized medical personnel, ambulance and emergency medical services are available.
Food and beverage safety
In Korea, government organizations strictly supervise the management of sewage system to ensure clean tap water and carefully oversee the safety of food and beverages. Under such system, foods and beverages including drinking water are handled in an appropriate and safe manner. For most travelers, it is not required to take any particular food or water precautions.
Prevent bug bites
Although Korea is an industrialized country, bug bites, especially by mosquitoes, can still spread diseases. Thus, travelers need to take measures to avoid bug bites before engaging in outdoor activities or spending time in the woods.
Stay safe outdoors
- Stay alert to changing weather conditions and adjust your plans if conditions become unsafe.
- Prepare for activities by wearing the right clothes and packing protective items, such as bug spray, sunscreen, and a basic first aid kit.
- Learn basic first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) before travel.
- Bring a travel health kit appropriate for activities.
- Acknowledge that heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke can be deadly.
- Eat and drink regularly.
- Wear loose and lightweight clothing.
- Limit physical activity during the hottest times of the day.
- Eat salty snacks and drink water, if s/he is outside for many hours in the heat, to stay hydrated and replace salt lost through sweating.
For more details, please visit: http://www.cdc.go.kr/cdc_eng/
Safety tips for travelers
- Always wash your hands, especially before eating.
- Use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to clean hands if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If you have to, check your hand is clean.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid having contact with sick people.