En De
Total doses
given
128.2M
People fully
vaccinated
44.7M
% Fully
vaccinated
86.16%
Masks
Passengers must wear a mask in the airport and during their flight
COVID-19 test
Passengers aged 6 years and older must hold a negative RT-PCR, LAMP, NAAT, TMA, SDA or NEAR test certificate conducted no more than 2 days (based on the date of sample tested) prior to departure or a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) result conducted at a hospital or a clinic no more than 1 day prior to departure.
Quarantine
May be required for passengers who test positive on arrival
Passenger Locator Form
Passengers must download the Self-quarantine Safety Protection App onto their phones
Health form
A Health Declaration form must be completed prior to arrival.
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):

Crossing Rules:

30.05.2022

Mask requirements

  • All passengers must wear a mask in the airport and during their flight. Passengers who do not comply will be fined 100,000 KRW (South Korean Won).

Entry restrictions

  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Korea (South) if holding a visa issued before 5th April 2020.
    • This does not apply to residents of Korea (South) and passengers holding existing long term visas (D, E, F) or short term employment visas (C-4).
  • Registered foreigners, who are nationals of the following countries, if left Korea after 1st June 2020, may enter only with a re-entry permit: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Suriname, Sweden or Switzerland:  
    • This does not apply to A-1, A-2, A-3, F-4 Visa holders. 
  • Visa or additional documentation is required for passengers holding ordinary passports issued by Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay.
  • Visa or additional documentation is required for nationals of Japan.
  • Visa or additional documentation is required for holders of diplomatic and service passports issued by Indonesia.
  • Passengers will be subject to temperature check before boarding their flight to Korea (South). Passengers whose body temperature is over 37.5°C will be refused boarding. This does not apply to crew members.

  • Visa is required for passengers travelling to Korea (South) on a seaman book.
  • Seafarers must be holding all of the following documents:
    • Copy of passport bio-page, Proof of seafarer status,
    • Vessel's Certificate of Registry,
    • Employment contract,
    • Notice of scheduled entry and departure,
    • A Health Condition Report Form.
      • This does not apply to nationals of Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Palau, San Marino, Slovenia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, United Kingdom, United States, the Vatican or Venezuela.

Vaccination definition

  • Vaccination is not required for travel but if you are fully vaccinated you may face less travel restrictions.
  • Passengers are considered fully vaccinated between 14 to 180 days after the second dose of a World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine (first dose of Johnson and Johnson), or if they have received the third dose (booster) after the second dose.
    • The certificate must include the passenger's name (must match their passport), date of birth (must match their passport or ID card), type of vaccine, date the vaccine was received, name and seal of institution, seal of health institution, and must be in Korean or English. Certificates not in Korean or English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Transit restrictions

  • Nationals of Russia are not permitted to transit through Korea (South) if travelling from or to Russia.
  • Nationals of Mongolia are not permitted to transit through Korea (South) if travelling from or to Mongolia.
  • Visa or additional documentation is required for passengers in transit for more than 24 hours, or if the passenger leaves the international transit area of the airport.
    • This does not apply to nationals of Korea (South).
    • Nationals of Mongolia, Russia and Thailand are not permitted to transit through Korea (South) for more than 24 hours. 
    • Passengers who require an Airport Transit Visa must remain in the transit area of the airport.

    Form requirements

    • Foreign nationals on short-term visits to Korea (South) are required to hold a Facility Quarantine Consent form and have access to at least 120,000 KRQ per person for government quarantine facility expenses prior to travel.
    • Passengers who do not have a place to stay will be provided accommodation for the duration of quarantine. They must hold a Facility Quarantine Consent form consenting to this, have access to at least 120,000 KRW per person for expenses prior to travel, and install the Self-diagnosis Mobile App either prior to travel or on arrival.
    • All passengers must complete a "Health Declaration" form either during the flight or upon arrival in Korea (South).
    • Passengers, including nationals and residents of Korea (South), who have accommodation available to self-quarantine must install the “Self-quarantine Safety Protection App".

    Test requirements

    • Passengers aged 6 years and older must hold a negative RT-PCR, LAMP, NAAT, TMA, SDA or NEAR test certificate conducted no more than 2 days (based on the date of sample tested) prior to departure or a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) result conducted at a hospital or a clinic no more than 1 day prior to departure. This applies to passengers who are fully vaccinated and unvaccinated. The type of test must be either written in, or have a certified translation in English or Korean. The certificate must either be printed, or electronic with a QR code issued through the Qcode Platform. The certificate must state the name of the passenger which match the name in the passport, the date of birth, the date of test performed, the date of test result and the name of issuing laboratory.
    • Passengers arriving from the Philippines or Uzbekistan must have a test result issued by an approved laboratory.
    • The requirement to hold a negative test certificate does not apply to:
      • Children aged 5 years and younger, provided all accompanying persons present an appropriate test result;
      • Passengers who hold a quarantine exemption certificate issued for humanitarian reasons
      • Passengers who hold a quarantine exemption certificate issued for official government business
      • Passengers who return to Korea (South) without entering the country at their destination due inadmissible reason
      • Korean nationals holding a Covid-19 positive test result that is issued between 10 days and 40 days before departure
      • Korean nationals, their spouse and direct foreign-national family members travelling directly or via connecting flights from Ukraine. Passengers are required to undergo a PCR test on arrival in a government quarantine facility
      • Foreign nationals arriving in Korea (South) within 10 days and 40 days of the date when they tested positive for Covid-19, provided they are holding either a residence card, overseas Korean resident card, permanent resident card or diplomatic ID card; or
      • Airline crew members, including extra crew and duty crew.

    Quarantine and testing on arrival

    • Passengers will be subject to a PCR test upon arrival and a rapid antigen test on day 6 or day 7.
    • Valid from 1st June 2022: Passengers will be subject to a PCR test on day 3 after arrival. Passengers are also recommended to take a antigen test on day 6 or day 7.
    • Unvaccinated passengers: Nationals and long-term residents of Korea (South) who have not stayed in or are not travelling from a country with a high infection rate must self-quarantine for 7 days.
    • Short-term visitors who have not stayed in or are not travelling from a country with a high infection rate must quarantine at government quarantine facility for 7 days.
    • In addition: 
      • All passengers must complete a Health Declaration form either during the flight or on arrival;
      • Foreign nationals on short-term visits to Korea (South) must hold a Facility Quarantine Consent form and have access to at least 120,000 KRW per person for government quarantine facility expenses prior to travel.
    • Vaccinated passengers: Quarantine is not required for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 14 days and not more than 180 days prior to travel unless they have received a booster, provided they have registered their vaccination history on the Q-Code platform. Passengers must present a QR code on arrival to be exempted from quarantine.
    • Other exempt passengers:
      • Passengers who hold A-1, A-2 or A-3 visas or a Self-Isolation Exemption Certificate issued by a Korean embassy;
      • Passengers aged 5 years and younger, provided accompanied by fully vaccinated guardians;
      • Valid from 1st June 2022: Passengers aged 11 years and younger, provided accompanied by fully vaccinated guardians;

      • Passengers travelling for business purposes, academic interests, humanitarian purposes or visiting immediate family members residing in Korea (South), who hold evidence that they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 2 weeks prior to travel and provided not travelling from a country with high infection rates. These passengers must present the Self-Isolation Exemption Certificate issued by the Korean embassy or consulate prior to departure; or
      • Crew members, provided not travelling from a country with high infection rates. They must install the Self-Check Mobile App which is available on the Google Play or Apple App Store.
    • Passengers arriving from Myanmar, Pakistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan must quarantine at government quarantine facility for 5 days followed by self-quarantine for another 5 days.
    • In addition: 
      • All passengers must complete a Health Declaration form either during the flight or on arrival;
      • Passengers must install the Self-Quarantine Safety Protection App. This does not apply to passengers that are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or who hold a quarantine exemption certificate. These passengers must install the Self-Check Mobile App;
      • Foreign nationals on short-term visits to Korea (South) must hold a Facility Quarantine Consent form and have access to at least 120,000 KRW per person for government quarantine facility expenses prior to travel.
    • Passengers are also advised to read the Notice for Travelers.
    • Passengers will be subject to a health screening, including a fever monitoring camera, eardrum thermometer, and health status questions, on arrival.