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Quarantine Procedure for Inbound Travelers
Mandatory quarantine no longer required
As of June 8, 2022, regardless of one's vaccination record or visa status, all inbound travelers to the Republic of Korea are now exempt from quarantine. However, those with positive test results MUST quarantine.
Entry into the Republic of Korea
As of September 3, 2022, inbound travelers are no longer required to receive a COVID-19 test prior to entry into the country. However, all travelers are still required to get tested and submit the results within one day after arrival, regardless of one's vaccination record or visa status. The results must then be uploaded onto the Q-Code system (explained below). If found to be positive, quarantine is mandatory.
Following Entry into the Republic of Korea (Health Screening)
All inbound travelers must fill out a health questionnaire, as well as receive a body temperature check, using thermal cameras and/or an infrared digital ear thermometer.
Q-Code: Quarantine COVID-19 Defense
All inbound travelers must use the online Q-Code system to enter their health information and receive a QR code in order to be provided with a rapid health screening. As stated above, the Q-Code system is also required to register your COVID-19 test results.
Daily Hygiene & Safety Protocol
Despite social-distancing requirements being entirely removed from April 18, 2022, in the Republic of Korea, it is of the utmost importance for everyone to wash their hands regularly and maintain mask use when necessary, as well as maintaining other hygienic practices, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in daily life.
※ Follow these helpful tips below!
Source: 6 Rules for Personal Disease Prevention (Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency)
1. Receive COVID-19 vaccination
2. Cover mouth & nose with proper mask use
3. Wash hands under running water with soap for at least 30 seconds
4. Ventilate indoor areas three times daily for at least 10 minutes at a time
5. Try to minimize crowd size and time spent at social gatherings
6. Receive a test and self-quarantine upon the occurrence of COVID-19 symptoms