Overseas Entry Procedure

NoticeOverseas Entry Procedure

Cancellation of mandatory quarantine and pre-entry inspections (PCRs, RATs) for overseas entrants.

Entry to Korea does not require quarantine regardless of vaccination history or type of visa. It also does not require for inbound travelers to submit pre-entry inspections (PCRs, RATs) and negative confirmations.

Social Distancing Guidelines during Your Travels

Using public transportation
  • Must wear a mask at all times when using public transportation, including buses, subways, trains, and taxis.
In restaurants and cafés
  • 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
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
Korea Travel Safety Guidelines

Measures and guidance related to Monkeypox

Monkeypox outbreaks continue to be reported. All entrants are requested to enter accurate health status information upon entry, and if you have any suspicious symptoms such as fever or rash, be sure to report it to the quarantine officer. If you enter false health information or fail to report suspicious symptoms, you may be punished according to the relevant laws.