• KOREA TRAVEL SAFETY GUIDELINES

        • 03/30/2023

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  • 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 January 15, 2024

    Entry Process (Special Entry Procedure)

    All individuals entering Korea from quarantine inspection required areas are required to go through a special immigration process to prevent the spread of contagious disease. 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 website (Korean, English, Chinese) Quarantine Inspection Required Areas (January 1, 2024) (English)

    * Travelers who are entering from Quarantine Inspection Required Areas or show fever, cough, or other symptoms of contagious diseases

    STEP1
    • Travelers arriving from Quarantine Inspection Required Areas must fill out the Health Questionnaire or use Q-code to pre-register their information.
    Quarantine Information Pre-entry System (Q-code) STEP2
    • Required documents
      • Health Questionnaire
      • Passport
    • Q-code applicants can present their QR code in place of the required documents.
    STEP3Quarantine guide
    • Individuals who do not show symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, etc.) during the health screening process may proceed to their destination after immigration check.
    • Travelers with COVID-19 symptoms after arrival can get tested at a local health clinic.
    • If the test returns positive, travelers are recommended to be isolated at their place of residence for five days.


    * Travelers who are entering from non-Quarantine Inspection Required Areas and do not show fever, cough, or other symptoms of contagious diseases

    Health Form and Q-Code Requirement Lifted

    Quarantine guide

    • Travelers who do not show symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, etc.) during the health screening process may proceed to their destination after immigration check.
    • Travelers with COVID-19 symptoms after arrival can get tested at a local health clinic.
    • If the test returns positive, travelers are recommended to be isolated at their place of residence for five days.
    Social Distancing Guidelines during Your Travels

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

    * Starting January 30, masks are no longer required indoors. However, masks are recommended in medical facilities and pharmacies (except drugstores inside malls, train stations and other large facilities), and required in hospitals and facilities susceptible to infectious disease.

    • Using public transportation
      • Masks are strongly recommended when taking a crowded bus, subway, train, or other modes of public transportation.
    • In restaurants and cafés
      • Masks are recommended but not mandatory.
    • At tourist attractions
      • Masks are recommended but not mandatory.
    • Using accommodations
      • 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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