Arrival in Korea
10 days quarantine for all inbound travellers entering Korea
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, all inbound travellers (including returning Korean nationals) are required to quarantine themselves upon their arrival in Korea. The quarantine period has been shortened from 14 days to 10 days with effect from 01 November 2021.
1. Korean nationals and foreign nationals who reside in Korea will self-quarantine at their place of residence for 10 days.
2. ① Foreign nationals who are short-term visitors in Korea, ② Korean nationals and/or foreign residents whose place of residence is deemed not suitable for quarantine, will serve the quarantine at a designated government facility at their own cost (KRW 1,500,000 per person). The Agreement to Facility Quarantine (refer to attachment) must be completed and submitted to the airlines.
※ Quarantine facilities are randomly assigned and cannot be changed for personal reasons.
※ Transportation from the airport to the government facility will be provided.
※ The spouse and lineal descendants of Korean national or long-term residents of Korea may self-quarantine in the Korean national/long-term resident's place of residence instead of government facility by providing official family relations documents.
※ Lineal descendants refer to direct line of descent such as grandparents, parents, child. Siblings are not included.
1. A-1, A-2 and A-3 visa holders with negative test results from COVID-19 diagnostic testing will be subjected to "Active Monitoring" (instead of 10 days quarantine), which includes daily submission of health status information via the 'Self Diagnosis App' and phone calls from health authorities throughout their stay in Korea.
2. Travellers who enter Korea via Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) from Singapore.
3. Travellers who have Quarantine Exemption Certificate issued for important business, academic public interest, official purposes and attendance of funeral.
Introduction of safety wrist band for non-compliant quarantine subjects
With effect from 27 April 2020, a person in quarantine who violates quarantine guidelines will be required to wear a safety wrist band. Those who refuse to wear the safety wrist band will be transferred to a designated quarantine facility and may be required to pay for the use of the facility.
Please refer to attachment for details
All inbound travellers to be tested for COVID-19 within 14 days of arrival
In addition to continuous importation of COVID-19 cases from Europe and Americas, the number of imported cases from Middle East and Africa has also increased recently.
As such, entry procedures will be further strengthened.
Starting from 11 May 2020, ALL inbound travellers will be tested for COVID-19 within 14 days of their arrival regardless of symptoms being present/absent.