Jeju Island Tourism Quarantine System FAQ

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First and foremost, a big shoutout to Simsul Kim, always striving to keep ICONists informed.

Q: What are the benefits of Blockchain DID technology for quarantine certification?

  • One benefit in utilising Blockchain DID technology is the convenience in processing the authentication of one’s identity whilst protecting the privacy of users.
  • Blockchain can verify forgery of information, ensuring integrity of the identity information once certified, and protecting the privacy of users by using DID technology to authenticate visits based on encrypted information.
  • Through Blockchain DID technology, visitors can easily authenticate their visit by scanning the QR code provided at the business without having to verify their identity and generate a QR code whenever they visit the business.

Q: How is your privacy protected?

  • Jeju Island’s tourism quarantine system minimizes personal information exposure by using DID (Decentralised ID) technology to verify unidentifiable information stored on one’s terminal with block chain to confirm and submit without any forgery.
  • In addition, all identity and visit records are encrypted and physically stored on the server to protect the personal visit history from exposure.

Q: How is the collected personal information protected and managed?

  • The collected identity information and visiting records are encrypted and stored physically, and only those in charge of the relevant health authorities, including the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province epidemiological investigator, who are authorized to read, can access personal information based on the Infectious Diseases Control Act. In addition, the collected information is automatically destroyed after a certain period of time (8 weeks of identification and 4 weeks of visiting records considering the period of epidemiological investigation). No personal information is posted publicly on the blockchain platform.

Q : How can we prevent the possibility of stealing other people’s information during QR certification?

  • In the case of QR certification, it prevents fraudulent authentication such as theft of others through fingerprint authentication or 6-digit PIN number authentication.

Q: How does the store or business check whether the visitors (users) authentication has been processed?

  • The business or store can check the user’s usage details in the app.

Q: What’s the current progress of the Jeju-type tourism quarantine system and what are the plans for future service expansion?

  • After a pilot test of government officials entering the provincial government, the government plans to launch a Jeju-style tourism quarantine system for 50 private businesses in August by supplementing and improving the feedback received. It also plans to start upgrading the system from September to October, which reflects additional and supplementary matters such as user evaluation functions.

Q: It seems that cooperation between users and business owners is essential for the activation of this system. How will this be integrated?

  • At the provincial level, we will build a consensus with business owners through continuous education, guidance, and promotion, and since we do not need separate equipment such as QR scanners, we will manufacture and supply visiting QR posters and stands for each business site to help them introduce the system without any burden.
  • The government plans to encourage tourists, who are major users, to install the program in advance in connection with the special entrance procedures in the future, while increasing the participation rate through active marketing through cooperation with tourism-related departments and agencies.
  • Specific public relations strategies will be announced at the launch of full-scale services for private businesses.

Q: How can mobile phone users who have difficulty authenticating themselves (smile cell phones, senior citizens, foreigners) use the service?

  • For users who have difficulty in authenticating Jeju-type tourism quarantine system (e.g., 2G phones, mobile phone users, senior citizens, foreigners) will be supplemented by storing written submissions verifying their identity.

Q: How is the connection between KI-Pass and other local government quarantine services currently in operation?

  • After the establishment of the Jeju-type tourism prevention system, the government plans to unify and follow up with the relevant system after consulting with the relevant departments.

Q: When a confirmed case occurs, what is the process of tracking the confirmed case?

  • It is expected that the time spent on epidemiological investigations will be drastically reduced through the Jeju-type tourism quarantine system under the existing Infectious Disease Control Act. In the event of a confirmed case, the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province health authorities will identify the path of the confirmed patient and the contact person through an epidemiological survey.
  • Until now, quarantine authorities have been doing their best to conduct epidemiological investigations using all possible means, including statements from confirmed and related persons, CCTVs and card usage details, and GPS, but there have been difficulties. With the introduction of the Jeju-type tourism quarantine system, epidemiological investigators can immediately check the visiting history of confirmed patients and contact persons through the server with record of visit history, enabling rapid quarantine measures such as quarantine measures for those in contact within a short period of time.

Thanks for reading. Stay safe and keep smiling :)

Translated by CCClub ICONation Team

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