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Travel Restrictions To South Korea

Travel Restrictions To South Korea

Travelling to South Korea soon? You’ll need be aware of the restrictions in place prior to travelling. Check out our guide on the current travel restrictions;

International Travel Restrictions

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All transit travellers in South Korea are given a temperature check upon arrival. Individuals with symptoms will get a COVID-19 test, and if positive, will be admitted to the hospital. If a passenger tests negative or does not exhibit any symptoms, they may continue travelling. A ticket or boarding permit is necessary for transit travellers at Seoul Incheon Airport to board their next flight to their final destination. Before departing, they should verify with the airline(s) that their bags have been delivered to their destination (as transit passengers are not able to collect and re-check in baggage on arrival in Incheon Airport). At Incheon Airport, there are transit hotels in both Terminals 1 and 2.

Testing and screening upon arrival: All foreign nationals entering South Korea must present a declaration of a negative PCR test that was generated no more than 72 hours before to departure. More information is available at the embassy of the Republic of Korea in your area.

are there travel restrictions to south korea

All arrivals must also undergo a coronavirus (COVID-19) test after entering South Korea, regardless of their nationality or intended length of stay. Arrivals will be tested, and they must stay there until a negative outcome has been confirmed. Travelers may be exempted from mandatory quarantine upon their return as of May 7 if they possess an official vaccination certificate authorised by the Korean government and demonstrating that they received two vaccine doses in South Korea more than 14 days prior to leaving the nation. Those who are exempted must submit to active health monitoring via an app, pass two required COVID tests, and restrict some activities for a 14-day period. Brazilian and South African arrivals are not included in this exception. Currently, travellers with immunisation records from nations other than South Korea are not qualified for an automatic exemption from quarantine. Call the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency at (1339) for additional details.

Those who are Korean citizens or long-term foreign tourists and have an Alien Registration Card may self-quarantine at home for 14 days without a vaccination certificate officially recognised by the Korean government.

Without a Korean government-approved vaccination certificate, all other foreign short-term travellers must spend 14 days in quarantine at a facility authorised by the government. While staying in government quarantine facilities, people must pay a daily fee of 120,000KRW.

For British nationals who test positive for COVID-19, there are currently no fees associated with receiving care at a hospital or community centre. It is important to keep in mind that people who test positive when they arrive could stay in hospitals or community treatment centres for more than a month before they test negative and are released.

Travelers who exhibit symptoms or who return a positive COVID-19 test result are required to follow the Korean authorities’ recommendations for self-quarantine and treatment. Inaction might lead to jail, deportation, the cancellation of visas or residence permits, an entry ban, and the person might be held accountable for any financial losses brought on by continued virus spread. The Ministry of Justice has made it clear that both short-term tourists and foreign residents are subject to this policy.

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International Requirements

are there travel restrictions to south korea

IA COVID-19 test will be administered to visitors from the UK, and they will be required to take part in an active monitoring system that includes regular phone calls with a health professional and the use of a specialised mobile app. Make sure you carry a cell phone with the roaming feature turned on, as well as the phone number of a friend, relative, or contact who can inform the authorities of your condition on a regular basis. The phone number of the hotel will not be accepted. Before passengers depart the airport, immigration officials will make a test call, and anyone unable to confirm their contact information may have their entry to South Korea rejected.

James Yeong
James Yeong

Once a quaint dweller of the English countryside, James is now a vibrant voice narrating his adventures in the bustling heart of South Korea. Since relocating to Seoul in 2019, James has immersed himself in the dynamic tapestry of Korean culture, from the serene temples tucked away in mountainous terrains to the neon-lit streets of modern cities.

This blog has become a haven for those seeking an outsider's yet intimate perspective on South Korea, often shedding light on hidden gems and local favourites rather than just the typical tourist hotspots. With a keen eye for detail and a writing style dripping with wit and warmth, James has managed to amass a devoted readership from all corners of the globe.

Whether you're planning a trip to the Seoul, the surrounding cities or just vicariously traveling from the comfort of your couch, Jame's tales of exploration and discovery are sure to ignite a passion for the Land of the Morning Calm.

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