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Korea Travel Safety Guidelines

Travel to Korea begins again!

Your safe travels is of our utmost importance.

Come enjoy Korea with its beautiful mountains and oceans, colorful cities and nightscapes, dynamic culture, and delicious K-Food!

We are doing our best to provide a safe travel environment for all.
Please check all the essential travel information before your trip to Korea for maximal safety and fun!

Last updated on August 12, 2022

Entry Process (Special Entry Procedure)

All individuals entering Korea are required to go through a special immigration process to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Immigration safety measures are subject to frequent changes, and therefore travelers are advised to check for updates from the Korea Disease Control Agency (KDCA).

Visit the KDCA COVID-19 website (Korean, English, Chinese) STEP1Fill out the Health Questionnaire and Travel Record Declaration (Special Quarantine Report) on board the plane
  • Does not apply to Q-code applicants who pre-registered their information.
STEP2Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to check temperature and submit documents at quarantine checkpoint
  • Q-code applicants may use their pre-issued QR code instead of submitting printed documents. However, the documents may be requested for verification so please have them ready at hand.
  • Required documents
    • Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Result Certificate or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Result
    • Health Questionnaire & Travel Record Declaration
    • Passport
  • All documents above can be registered in advance via Q-code.
STEP3Quarantine Procedure
Expedited Post-entry PCR Testing for Short-term Visitors (2022.08.10~2022.09.09) COVID-19 Asymptomatic
  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated (either in Korea or overseas) and show no signs of symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, etc.) during the health screening process and on their Health Questionnaire may proceed to their destination after immigration check.
  • All travelers are required to take a PCR test within 1 day (before 23:59 the next day) after arriving in Korea. Short-term visitors can take a PCR test at the COVID-19 Testing Center inside the Incheon International Airport or at a nearby medical clinic at their own expense. Long-term visitors may take a PCR test at a public health center near their home/accommodation.
  • Travelers must stay at their place of residence or accommodation until test results become available.
Symptomatic
  • Travelers showing signs of a fever (37.5 ℃ or higher), coughing, difficulty in breathing, and/or other possible signs of COVID-19 upon entry to Korea must take a PCR test at the Arrivals Hall or the quarantine facility (Central Quarantine & Medical Support Center). If the test result is positive, the individual will be transferred to a hospital or residential treatment center depending on the severity.
  • If the test result is negative, the individual is exempted from quarantine and must take a follow-up Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on Day 6 or 7 after their arrival. To perform a RAT, visitors can either use a self-test kit or visit a nearby medical clinic.
  • After taking a test, visitors must take their personal car or a quarantine taxi and wait at the place of residence or accommodation until the results are available. All visitors must inquire at the testing facility and follow the provided procedure
STEP4Submit Test Results
  • Upon arriving in Korea, all travelers are required to take a PCR test within 1 day (before 23:59 the next day) and must submit the test results.
    • Access Q-Code website → Select “Registration of Post-Entry Inspection” → Input your passport number, date of birth, and date of entry and select “Inquiry” → Input the date your test was taken and upload the test results
    • Screenshots of the text message of the test results (including name, name of test facility, and PCR test result) sent by the test facility can be uploaded.
    • In the case of difficulty in submitting test results on the website, travelers can submit results in person at a local public medical center. (Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency Hotline: +82-1339)
  • Starting July 14, 2022, all travelers must submit post-entry test results on Q-Code regardless of Q-Code pre-entry registration.
  • Travelers who did not use the Q-Code pre-entry system can submit test results by entering their passport number, date of birth, and date of entry.
Social Distancing Guidelines during Your Travels

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for travelers’ safety, Korea has implemented social distancing guidelines. The following guidelines must be kept while traveling in Korea.

  • Using public transportation
    • Wear a mask at all times when using public transportation, including buses, subways, trains, and taxis.
  • In restaurants and cafés
    • Must wear a mask when not consuming foods or drinks. Outdoor seats do not require masks, however it is advised to wear a mask if keeping a one-meter distance from other people is not possible.
  • At tourist attractions
    • Wear a mask indoors at all times; wear a mask outdoors if keeping a one-meter distance from other people is not possible
    • Comply with temperature check and hand sanitizing procedures
  • Using accommodations
    • Must wear a mask in public area outside of separate rooms
    • As of December 10, 2020, short-term tourists must declare their accommodation in Korea. Show your passport or proof of travel during check-in and the manager will make the declaration.
  • If you have symptoms during your trip
    • If you suspect to have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, coughing, and others, call 1339 for inquiries or take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) by using a self-test kit or visiting a nearby medical clinic.
    • Travelers can also call 1330 Korea Travel Hotline for inquiries.
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