Covid Entry Check: South Korea Travel Restrictions

This South Korea dashboard provides you with information on travel restrictions, quarantine on entry, Covid-19 cases, entry requirements and green lane updates.

Overview
  • Partially Open
  • Up to 7 Days
Last reviewed on 30 Jun 2022, 21:40PM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
43,973
-22.22% (last 7 days)
TOTAL CASES
18,349,756
Local Restrictions & Policies
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  • Workplace
  • Public events
  • Gatherings
  • Movement
  • Testing
  • Contact tracing
  • Facial Coverings
  • Vaccination

Can you enter?

Travel is not restricted by traveller type (e.g., PR, Citizen, Resident).

What to expect in South Korea?

💉 Vaccine exemptions

Vaccinated travellers are exempt from quarantine requirement(s).

These exemptions only apply to:
Travellers with a valid Covid-19 vaccine certificate stating that they have been fully vaccinated.

For more information you may go to:
https://www.koreanair.com/at/en/travel-update/covid19/travel-restriction/korea

📝 Forms

You must obtain advance arrival permission to board your plane.

Details:
Travellers must complete a "Health Declaration Form" and a "Travel Record Declaration" and present it upon arrival. The forms can be obtained upon arrival.
Travellers with an E-9 visa issued by Korea (Rep.) must present a completed 'Confirmation of Self-quarantine' form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at the local EPS center.

For more information you may go to:
https://www.koreanair.com/at/en/travel-update/covid19/travel-restriction/korea

🌡️ Testing requirements

You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a Covid-19 test from an accepted establishment taken prior to your departure from the first embarkation point.
On Arrival you will be required to complete a test for Covid-19, the cost borne by the traveller

Details:
Travellers must have a printed negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT, NEAR, PCR, SDA and TMA tests.
The test result must:
- be in English, Korean or accompanied by a certified English or Korean translation; and
- have the name of the passenger which must match the name in the passport, the date of birth or passport/ID number and the name of the issuing laboratory; and
- be issued by an approved laboratory if arriving from Philippines or Uzbekistan. Details can be found at the Korean (Rep.) Embassy website in those countries.
- This does not apply to:
- nationals of Korea (Rep.) travelling on official business with a Quarantine Exemption Certificate;
- nationals of Korea (Rep.) arriving from Myanmar;
- Travellers younger than 6 years.

For more information you may go to:
https://tinyurl.com/m9fcz6dc and https://www.koreanair.com/at/en/travel-update/covid19/travel-restriction/korea

😷 Quarantine requirements

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 7 days. Quarantine served at a home or at a dedicated facility (cost borne to traveller)

Details:
Government officials indicated that effective 1 April, travellers may opt to take an antigen test on day 6 or 7 of self-isolation to exit quarantine. Travellers must continue to provide pre-departure and on-arrival negative PCR tests. Government officials announced that travellers from high-risk countries, including Ukraine, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Myanmar, will remain subject to COVID-19 quarantine requirements as of 1 April, when all other fully vaccinated travellers will be exempted from the measure.
Reduced restrictions may apply to vaccinated travellers, please see Vaccine Exemptions for details

For more information you may go to:
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/html/vk/common_intl/corona/covid19_en.html

DISCLAIMER

We update our information every 24hrs from travel advisories and government websites. Due to the ever-changing nature of the Covid-19 situation, please remember to check the links provided and your local airlines before you travel. We use Google Translate for quick and timely translations, please excuse any errors. Thank you.