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Quarantine Exemption Guideline Changes for entering Korea Notice

DATE
2022-03-17

Quarantine Exemption Guideline Changes for entering Korea Notice



Quarantine Exemption System implementation will start from March 21st for those who HAVE registered their COVID19 vaccination in Korea.

  • Applies only for those who have already registered their COVID19 vaccination to the COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate System (COOV)


Quarantine Exemption System implementation will start from April 1st for those who HAVE NOT registered their COVID19 vaccination in Korea.

  • Fully Vaccinated: Received all of the recommended inoculation of the WHO approved COVID19 vaccine + after14 days  (can travel up to between 15-180 days post vaccination or must receive additional booster shot if traveling after 180 days post-vaccination)

  • To be exempt from quarantine, it is required for the individual to directly input the vaccination history into the quarantine information pre-entry system (Q-CODE Home page  https://cov19ent.kdca.go.kr)  

  • For all inquiries for COVID19 vaccination registration, please contact the Korean Disease Control Agency  at +82-2-2633-1339 or +82-2-2163-5945.


All overseas entrants must have 2 PCR Covid Test  and 1 Rapid Antigen Test

  • 1.1st PCR Test: 48hrs prior to departure date 00:00HR, 

  • 2.2nd PCR Test: Within 1 day after arrival 

  • 3.Rapid Test: Within 6-7days after arrival 

Unvaccinated travelers entering Korea:

  • Unvaccinated travelers will be required to quarantine for 7 days. 

  • 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. Consulate service area: VA, MD, DC, WV
    *For Funeral Attendance related inquiries ONLY,
     email us at exemption_usa@mofa.go.kr

  

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