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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.

  • Partially Open
  • Up to 14 Days
Last reviewed on 8 Jun 2021, 09:40AM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
-81.24% (last 7 days)
37.23% (last 7 days)

Can you enter?

Entry is restricted to Citizens and PRs, Other Residents (pass holders), Business Travellers, Transit, Citizens and long stay visa only. A completed Health Declaration Form and a Special Quarantine Declaration Form must be presented to the quarantine desk upon arrival. Transit passengers are only limited to a maximum of 24 hours and strictly no transit for travellers from Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: LAMP, PCR, SDA and TMA tests. The test result must be in English, Korean or accompanied by a certified English or Korean translation.
Passengers arriving from the Philippines must have a test result issued by an approved laboratory and details can be found at the Korean (Rep.) Embassy website in those countries.
All flights must arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 05:00 and 20:00.

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 3 days of your arrival.

🛬 On Arrival

On Arrival you will be required to complete a test for Covid, with the cost borne by the traveller.

😷 Quarantine details

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 14days; 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.
There are no routes that have greater restrictions at this time.

✅ Greenlane Agreement
Fast track entry is only for business travellers from China with immigration clearance. Proof of negative result for Covid-19 PCR test is required 2 days before departure and approved by a local Korean embassy or consulate.
United Arab Emirates
Travellers must self-monitor their health conditions minimum 14 days before departure and obtain a medical certificate with negative COVID-19 test results, 96 hours before departure