With the worldwide spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), social distancing, physical distancing, and self-quarantine have become the phrases that are frequently shown up in the media. Many people are trying to practice social distancing in order to slow down the spread of the virus. There are many tips on social distancing on social media, however, for foreigners in Korea, it can be more challenging. If you are a foreigner living in Korea, check out this blog so that you can keep your distance more conveniently!
Also, check out 5 Ways to Stay Safe in Korea During the COVID-19 Outbreak!
Hassle-Free Delivery Service
In order to participate in social distancing and self-quarantine more effectively, using the delivery service is essential. However, many foreigners in Korea have difficulty using delivery service due to the language barrier. Therefore, Trazy offers three kinds of delivery services for foreigners as below.
1. Food Delivery Service
Food is a daily necessity and food delivery service is commonly used in Korea. In spite of its convenience, the English service isn’t properly equipped yet on many food delivery apps in Korea. On Trazy, you can order almost any food you want, available almost anywhere in Korea! You don’t have to worry about all the hassles of the language barrier of the complicated Korean payment system.
- Korean Fried/Grilled Chicken (Kyochon, BBQ, Goobne, etc)
- Hamburger (McDonald’s, Burger King, Lotteria, Mom’s Touch, etc)
- Pizza (Pizza Hut, Domino’s Papa Johns, etc)
- Gimbap/Kimchi Fried Rice/Tteobokki and Other Popular Korean Street Foods
- Korean Chinese Food
- Thai & Vietnamese Food
- Jokbal & Bossam
- Coffee, Bingsu (Shaved Ice), and Other Desserts (Croffle, Waffle, Toast, Honey Bread, Churros, Hotteok, etc)
- Halal Certified Food
2. Proxy Shopping & International Shipping
If you want to avoid a crowd when shopping, use Trazy’s personal and reliable proxy shopping service. You just have to request an order and simply get what you want from Korea! International shipping is also available, so if you had to cancel your trip to Korea because of Coronavirus but still want to buy Korean products don’t hesitate to use this service.
3. Breakfast Grocery Delivery Service
Have you heard of a famous online grocery delivery platform, Market Kurly? It’s well-known for delivering high-quality and fresh food by 7am the next day morning! Many Koreans use this platform commonly these days, however, it can be challenging for foreigners due to language and payment system barriers. Don’t worry about it anymore! By ordering on Trazy, you can easily order what you want from Market Kurly and get your breakfast groceries delivered to your door front.
- Daily Fresh & Breakfast Foods Delivery Service
- Vegan Delights & Food Delivery Service
- Fresh Fruits Delivery Service
- Healthy Salads Delivery Service
- Desserts/Snacks/Coffee/Tea Delivery Service
- Frozen Food Delivery Service
4. Meal Kit Delivery Service
Meal kits are an easy way to cook delicious meals at home. With all the ingredients all ready to cook straight out of the box, make yourself delicious and healthy meals at home without any difficulty! Available menus include salmon steak, sous vide top blade steak with black tiger prawns, gambas al ajillo oil pasta, and tomato sauce spaghetti with extra cheese. They are shipped with ice packs to ensure fresh delivery.
5. Instant Meal Packages Delivery Service
Korea is the home for a wide range of high-quality instant meal products, including instant noodles and pre-packed rice meals. You just have to cook them in the microwave or boiling water for a few minutes! If you are under self-quarantine or practicing social distancing, using this delivery service is highly recommended!
6. Essential Household Supplies Delivery Service
If you need basic household supplies, such as soap, tissue, toothpaste, soap, sanitary pads, and so forth, but scared of the crowd at shopping malls, this service is what you need! Simply let Trazy Crew know which essential household supplies you need and have them delivered to your place.
7. COVID-19 Safety Items Delivery Service
In order to stay safe from Coronavirus, it is important to prepare COVID-19 protection items, such as daily disposable KF94 masks, hand sanitizer, antibacterial soaps, and so on. Simply order the goods you need online and have them delivered to your door the next day before 7AM!
8. SIM Card (3~90 days) Postal Parcel Service
SIM card is one of the must-have items in everyday life. Due to Coronavirus, many people are extending their stay in Korea, which means they also have to extend or buy their SIM cards. If you want to avoid the hassle of picking up your SIM card or afraid of using crowded public transportation to get to the pick-up location, this is the perfect service for you. Trazy offers postal parcel service for SIM cards and you can choose the length of duration among 3, 7, 30, and 90 days.
9. Online Shopping in Korea
There are countless Korean websites that can make your life more convenient. However, you can struggle with the language barrier or the Korean payment system. Just tell the Trazy Crew what you want to order from Korean online stores and have it delivered to you!
Upon Arriving at Incheon Airport
1. Pick Up SIM Card at Quarantine Inspection Area
Due to Coronavirus, all foreign passengers are required to have a local contact number and complete 14 days of self-quarantine at a government-designated facility. Once you have completed the mandatory testings in the arrivals area, pick up your SIM card, verify your local contact number, and head to the quarantine facility.
Simply get your prepaid SIM card (unlimited data + voice/SMS options) that you can pick up within the quarantine inspection area at Incheon Airport Terminal 1!
If you want to receive your SIM card and Korean phone number before arriving in Korea, order Trazy’s reliable Korea SIM card international delivery service. You can top up or extend the SIM card via app (Android/iOS) or website.
Another option is to purchase a Korea eSIM that you can simply download to your phone by using a provided QR code. No need to visit a pickup booth or change out your current SIM card! This data-only eSIM does NOT come with a Korean local phone number.
2. Airport Taxi
Some people have no choice but to take a flight during the COVID-19 outbreak. In that case, it’s better to take a private airport taxi than taking public transportation to avoid crowds. On Trazy, you can easily book a private transfer service from Incheon Airport or Gimpo Airport to your final destination in Seoul. If your destination is Gyeonggi-do Province instead of Seoul, simply book an airport taxi to Suwon, Pyeongtaek, Bundang, Goyang, or Hanam.
The other way around is also available. There are airport taxi services you can book in Busan as well, departing from Gimhae Airport or Busan Station to Busan City, and also in Jeju Island, departing from Jeju Island to Jeju City or Seogwipo/Jungmun.
3. Private Van to the Health Center for COVID-19 Test
After arriving in Korea, it is mandatory to take the Covid-19 test twice during your 14-day self-quarantine period. Book a reliable and safe private round-trip transfer service to the health center! All vehicles are thoroughly sanitized every day and a partition is set up between the driver and passenger.
4. Korea Landing Package
For those who are looking for the ultimate landing package in Korea that includes both a SIM card and 24/7 airport taxi, this is the right one for you. A friendly driver will greet you and have your SIM card ready for you to use right away. This service is only available for Incheon Airport’s arrival.
Jeju Island Car Rental
For those who are currently in Jeju Island or planning to fly to Jeju Island, car rental service will make your stay safer during the COVID-19 outbreak. By renting a car, you can easily visit the places you want to go without having to encounter crowds. If you are able to drive in Korea, simply choose the dates, pick-up time, and preferred vehicle type on Trazy!
How Do I Get the Disposable Masks?
Wearing masks is especially important to protect yourself from getting infected by Coronavirus infection and KF94 is safety and quality assured. Easily order daily disposable KF94 masks, all manufactured in Korea and grade-approved by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
Struggling with Communication Difficulties in Korea?
If you have any difficulties in Korea it can be frustrating especially during the COVID-19 outbreak. Simply use Trazy’s English/Korean bilingual interpretation/translation service over the phone! In any circumstances in schools, stores, public institutions, hospitals, and so forth, just call Trazy if there is any problem with communication.
Looking for Fun & Exciting Online Activities?
Another way to spend time at home, interacting with other people and learning new things, is to join an online group cooking class! You will get to learn how to cook authentic Korean dishes using kimchi by simply joining Zoom. The teacher will give you a recipe sheet after the class for you to cook again!
If you want to be productive while keeping your social distancing at home, how about learning the basic Korean language? With this 50-min online class, you will get to improve your Korean skill quickly with a private online class tailored to your interest and level.
K-beauty and K-makeup techniques are becoming more and more popular every day worldwide. Enjoy an online session with a former TV host and learn how to apply K-beauty style make-up using your current make-up and tools from home!
Are you interested in the short film industry and filmmaking? Join this online session with a professional Korean filmmaker and learn about scriptwriting and film project proposals! It’s also a great chance to have a fun time from home and meet people from around the world with similar interests.
For those who are unable to actively travel around Korea due to the pandemic, check out these awesome virtual tours with live commentary from experienced tour guides! You’ll get to explore not only the famous places in Korea, such as Incheon, Busan, Daegu, Yeosu but also places with interesting themes, such as Korean fried chicken streets and K-pop entertainment companies. Check out the list below and choose any virtual tours you want to join!
- Jeollanam-do Virtual Tour – Yeosu, Suncheon, Gurye
- Busan Night & Food Virtual Tour
- Korean Hanok Village Docent Virtual Tour – Bukchon, Jeonju, Andong
- K-pop Entertainment Company Virtual Tour – Sm, YG, JYP, HYBE
- Seoul Vicinity by Subway Virtual Tour – Incheon, Paju, Chuncheon
- All About Korean Fried Chicken Virtual Tour – Suwon, Daegu, Busan
Helpful Information for Your Self-Quarantine in Korea!
- The Ultimate Self-Quarantine Care Package in Korea
- Quarantine Process for All Inbound Travelers Entering Korea
The COVID-19 outbreak situation is hard for everyone. Let’s defeat Coronavirus by practicing social distancing together with Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop! We can do it!