South Korea
Updated:
May 9, 2022

Travel Restrictions

Updated:
May 9, 2022
Tests
Testing Required
Quarantine
None
Testing requirement
Before Entry
PCR test 48 hours before entry
no testing required
Upon Arrival to
South Korea
PCR test upon entry
Upon Return to the UK
No testing required on return to the UK
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Required Documents

To enter
South Korea
Test Certificate
PCR test 48 hours before entry
To return to the UK
No Testing Required

Entry Requirements

  • Most arrivals to South Korea must present a negative PCR test, no older than 48 hours.
  • A PCR test and health questionnaire are required when arriving in South Korea.
  • While the quarantine time, arrivals will undergo 3-4 PCR tests.
  • If any symptoms appear, it will be required to use a health tracking app for 14 days.

General

South Korea's visa issuance has resumed for some countries. Domestically, measures are in place to prevent the virus spread.

Can I Travel to South Korea?

  • Visa-free arrivals have been suspended, and applying for visas in advance is required for most countries. Tourist visas are mostly being declined.
  • Arrivals from countries eligible for K-ETA are exempt from the entry ban, however, it is required to obtain entry permission in advance.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to South Korea?

  • Anyone arriving to South Korea is required to undergo 7 days of self-quarantine or quarantine in a national facility.
  • Vaccinated arrivals who registered their overseas vaccination history at the Q-code system are exempt.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to South Korea?

  • Most arrivals to South Korea must present a negative PCR test, no older than 48 hours.
  • A PCR test and health questionnaire are required when arriving in South Korea.
  • While the quarantine time, arrivals will undergo 3-4 PCR tests.
  • If any symptoms appear, it will be required to use a health tracking app for 14 days.

Is public transportation open in South Korea?

Public transportation in South Korea is operating.

Are restaurants and bars open in South Korea?

  • Restaurants, bars and cafes in South Korea are open.

Are businesses and attractions open in South Korea?

  • Non-essential businesses in South Korea are open.

Do I need to wear a face mask in South Korea?

Wearing face masks is required in some public places.

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