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Author Topic: Travel to South Korea  (Read 1095 times)

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Offline ilovemonday

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Travel to South Korea
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:00:12 am »
Hi guys,
I am so glad to find this forum as I was diagnosed poz about 6 months ago. In advance, I apologize to sum up this topic as I am worried enough related to my condition.
I had searched to this forum related to visiting korea yet I only found few posts related to this.
Straightly to the point, I am going to visit South Korea for two weeks in this March. As I know, South Korea has restriction for staying period above 90 days.
Could you please advise me related to carrying ARV to pass the immigration? I am really worried about this.
I asked some poz forum in my country, they stated to bring the med in the original bottle and other option is putting meds on neutral medicine box.
I am confused as there are some opinion.
Any of you have experiences visiting Korea recently? Your response is highly appreciated.

Offline Wade

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Re: Travel to South Korea
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 09:27:12 am »

I'm sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis but your on treatment and will be just fine.
You probably know as much as about travel restrictions in South Korea, only know what I have read online. Maybe one of our members will weigh in with a little more info.

Wishing you the best and Welcome to the Forums.


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Offline Iceblubud

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Re: Travel to South Korea
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 06:32:51 am »
Hello ilovemonday,

     I am sorry, as well, on your recent diagnosis. But you are in great company, in this forum. Believe me when I say, I was totally out of my mind when I was diagnosed in 2015. But I found courage and peace after I vented, and gotten love and support from this community.
     As for South Korea, I did a week last year in Seoul and there was absolutely nothing to be scared about. I brought my Triumeq in my carry on, and I sailed through immigration without any hassle.
     If I can just  throw in my $.10, just relax and enjoy your trip.  I know itís hard but youíll find that everything becomes easier with time. Have a shot of soju , for me, ok? Enjoy!

Offline ilovemonday

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Re: Travel to South Korea
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 11:49:33 am »
Hi All,
I am writing to update related my last travel to South Korea. Well, I understand that I was afraid for nothing. My travel went pretty well. I had 2 weeks of beautiful cherry blossom there. There was no issue related in the custom, the part that I was afraid the most.
I thank you for all your suggestion and I find bunch of information related to travel in this forum and they helped me a lot.

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Re: Travel to South Korea
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 11:56:30 am »
Glad to hear you had a good trip

I had 2 weeks of beautiful cherry blossom there.

Sounds nice.

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