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 15 Feb 2021, 18:40PM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
25.35% (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.

Effective 5 January 2021, passengers arriving from South Africa or United Kingdom must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English or Korean.

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:

🛂 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
Other GreenLanes are available from
Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines or Uzbekistan
For further information visit: