Travel restrictions of Korea (Rep.)
Last updates at 25.02.2021 14:52
  • Entry restrictions
    Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: LAMP, PCR, SDA and TMA tests. The test result must be in English, Korean or accompanied by a certified English or Korean translation. The test result must have the name of the passenger which must match the name in the passport, the date of birth and the name of the issuing laboratory. Passengers arriving from the Philippines must have a test result issued by an approved laboratory and details can be found at the Korean (Rep.) Embassy website in those countries.
    - This does not apply to passengers who are 5 years or younger.
    Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April 2020 are invalidated.
    Passengers with an E-9 visa issued by Korea (Rep.) must present a completed 'Confirmation of Self-quarantine' form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at the local EPS center.

  • Some airports are closed or restrictions for operations of airports has been imposed
    Flights must arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 5:00 and 20:00.

  • Forced isolation
    Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days and to a PCR test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) within 3 days after arrival.
    - This does not apply to passengers with an Isolation Exemption Certificate issued by a Korean Embassy or Consulate before departure. They must be tested on Coronavirus (COVID-19) upon arrival and stay at designated quarantine facilities for 1 or 2 days until a negative test result is obtained.

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