COVID-19 Notice

COVID-19 Notice

COVID-19 NoticeCOVID-19 Notice

Given the current rising health concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the entire world, all travelers entering Korea are required to quarantine themselves for 7 days upon their arrival in Korea.

However, from 1 April 2022, *fully vaccinated travelers entering South Korea will not need to quarantine. You will be required to complete a short Q-CODE online form before arrival (we strongly recommend using a mobile phone for the best experience, as the desktop version may ask you to download a security plug-in which is likely to be blocked by your computer network).

On arrival at Incheon Airport, you are then required to take a PCR test. After taking the test, you can travel straight to your hotel to await the result, which will arrive within 4-6 hours of taking the test.

※ *‘Fully vaccinated’ means either:
a) A person who has received their 2nd dose (or 1st for Janssen) of a WHO-approved vaccine 14 to 180 days prior to their arrival in Korea. b) A person who has received their booster shot (3rd dose) of a WHO-approved vaccine. The following vaccines are WHO-approved: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Novavax, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covishield, Covaxin and COVOVAX.

Travelers who are:
– Unvaccinated, or
– Vaccinated with a non-WHO certified vaccine
will be required to apply for quarantine exemption and submit the required documents to the WWCF 2022 Secretariat. The detailed information will be provided once registered for WWCF 2022.

All travelers also need to submit negative COVID-19 PCR test results issued within 48 hours of departure and get a COVID-19 diagnostic test upon their arrival in Korea.
Please note that visitors from high-risk countries where the number of COVID-19 variant cases is high will NOT BE ALLOWED to skip the quarantine procedure.

High-risk countries can be updated depending on the progress of the pandemic. As of 1 April 2022, countries under the high-risk category include Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Myanmar.
VISA Information Guidelines on Quarantine Exemption