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Notice Quarantine Exemption and PCR Guideline for entering Korea Notice (EFFECTIVE JUNE 8th 2022)

DATE
2022-06-04

Quarantine Exemption and PCR Guideline for entering Korea (EFFECTIVE JUNE 8th 2022)


Notice : Quarantine requirement in Korea will be eliminated from June 8th regardless of vaccination status. 

     *If you are traveling before June 8th 2022, please refer to the June 1st update notice.


*  (1) A  negative Covid-19 test result and (2) Q-code registration are still required for all travelers entering Korea.

      *If the test result is positive upon arrival, quarantine is required


[PCR Test Requirement

Pre-departure:

  • 1.PCR Test: 48hrs prior to departure date 00:00HR OR RAT COVID Test 24hrs prior to departure date 00:00HR
    * A supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) taken at a hospital or clinic, or 
       DNA amplification-based PCR test (RT-PCR, LAMP, TMA, SDA or NEAR, etc.) is valid. 
    * All forms of self-administered tests are NOT valid regardless of test type.


Post-Arrival:

  • 2.PCR Test: Within 3 day after arrival 

  • 3.RAT Test: Within 6-7days after arrival (Recommended)

*Please refer to the attached files pertaining to PCR test for more detailed information.


[Q-CODE registration]

  • Travelers are required to register their vaccination history into the quarantine information pre-entry system (Q-CODE)  

  • Please refer to the Q-CODE Manual Link  for the direction and the manual (attached above on this notice)


[Quarantine Exemption Certificate : Only for funeral attendance]

  • The Quarantine Exemption Certificate will continue to be issued for unvaccinated applicants requiring to visit Korea for funeral attendance only by the Diplomatic Overseas office overseeing the jurisdictional service area. 

  • Embassy of Korea in the USA, D.C. Consular Office services the VA, MD, DC, WV area only.

*For Funeral Attendance related inquiries ONLY, please email us at exemption_usa@mofa.go.kr



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