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 10 Days
Last reviewed on 19 Jan 2022, 04:06AM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
25,234
-14.06% (last 7 days)
ACTIVE CASES
12,209
37.23% (last 7 days)

Can you enter?

Entry is restricted to Citizens and PRs, Other Residents (pass holders), Business Travellers, Transit, the following travellers may also enter:
Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April 2020 are no longer valid.

Other important information:
• All flights must arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 05:00 and 20:00.
• Travellers are not allowed to transit through South Korea for more than 24 hours.
• Nationals of Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are not allowed to transit
• Travellers must install the 'self-quarantine safety protection mobile app' found at https://tinyurl.com/m9fcz6dc before departure or upon arrival.
• Pre-arrival Covid-19 test result must:
- be in English, Korean or accompanied by a certified English or Korean translation.
- 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
- specify the date that the test was taken; and
- be issued by an approved laboratory if arriving from Indonesia, Philippines or Uzbekistan. Details can be found at the Korean (Rep.) Embassy website in those countries.
• Travellers transiting to China must enter South Korea to obtain a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark.

For Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe Ethiopia:
• Entry for travellers arriving from or who have been in these countries in the past 14 days is limited to nationas and residents of Korea, or travellers with an A1, A2 and A3 visa.
• Flights from Ethiopia are currently suspended

What to expect in South Korea?

📝 Before your trip

You must obtain advance arrival permission to board your plane.

You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a negative PCR test from an accepted establishment.
Your Certificate must be within 2 days of your arrival.
Testing 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: https://www.koreanair.com/at/en/travel-update/covid19/travel-restriction/korea

🛬 On Arrival

On Arrival you will be required to complete a test for Covid, with the cost borne by the traveller. For more information: https://tinyurl.com/m9fcz6dc and https://www.koreanair.com/at/en/travel-update/covid19/travel-restriction/korea

😷 Quarantine details

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 10days; Quarantine served at a home or at a dedicated facility (cost borne to traveller) (special arrangement may apply due to GreenLanes). For more information: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/html/vk/common_intl/corona/covid19_en.html

🛂 Travel restrictions

There are routes that have Green Lanes with fewer restrictions, see below.
The route is closed for travellers from Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe Ethiopia.

✅ Greenlane Agreement
Other GreenLanes are available from
Singapore
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