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Safe Travel in Seoul

Immigration Procedures

Before Boarding
  • Consent to mandatory quarantine must be signed prior to landing.
  • Travelers must present a negative COVD-19 test result form which was taken within the last 72 hours before boarding the flight.
  • COVID-19 Tests: Only gene amplification detection (RT-PCR, LAMP, TMA, SDA, NEAR, etc.) are recognized, whereas antigenic anti tests (RAT, ELISA, etc.) are not accepted.
    -Mandatory information: On the negative test result form, the person’s name, birthdate, test type, test date, test result, date of test results, and the name of the institution where the test was taken must be listed, and the test result must be negative.
    -Language on form: Under the ‘Test Type’ title, information should be written in Korean or English.
    -Type of Form: Printed form (If the certificate is issued online, it must be printed and submitted in person)
    -Children under the age of 6 (at the time of arrival) may be exempted from the negative test result requirement if all of the accompanying persons traveling with the infant or child have submitted valid negative PCR test results.
After Arrival at the Airport

When entering Korea, entry procedure is as follows.

  • Travelers must present a negative COVD-19 test result form which was taken within the last 72 hours before boarding the flight.
  • Quarantine station procedures:
    - Confirmation of COVID-19 vaccination certificate as presented by the entrant -> Completion of vaccination as of the date of entry and confirmation of whether a person is from a country which is exempted from quarantine -> Placing a “Vaccination Complete” sticker on the passport of travelers who have completed vaccination
  • Immigration Checkpoint
    -Travelers who have a “Vaccination Complete” sticker on their passports will be entered into a relevant system pertaining to vaccination of foreign entrants to the country, and a quarantine notice will be issued.
[Safe Travel Zones Agreement (Visitors from Singapore and Saipan)]
  • When boarding the airplane, travelers must present a negative COVD-19 test result form which was taken within the last 48 hours (2 days) before boarding the flight.
  • Separate necklaces will be distributed by the airline, and visitors who are wearing this necklace will be entered into a separate system at the quarantine checkpoint in the airport stating that their vaccination is complete and they are from a country that is part of the Safe Travel Zones Agreement. These visitors must take a PCR test one day after entry and 6-7 days after entry as well (In the event of a traveler who does not take the PCR tests, quarantine measures will be taken immediately).
    -For vaccinated travelers from Singapore, PCR tests will be conducted at the Incheon Airport COVID-19 Test Center (visitor is responsible for the cost of the test). If the length of stay is more than 8 days, visitors must take a PCR test on the 6th or 7th day of entry at the appropriate testing facility (visitor is responsible for the cost of the test).
    -On the 3rd and 5th day of entry, travelers from Singapore must conduct a diagnosis with a self-test kit (a guide message will be sent through the self-diagnosis app).
Quarantine Guidelines
  • As of midnight on December 22, 2021 Korea Standard Time, all travelers entering Korea will be required to quarantine for 10 days in accordance with related laws such as the Quarantine Act to prevent COVID-19 infection. Travelers who have been vaccinated abroad must also comply with the 10-day quarantine. Travelers will be quarantined at a temporary living facility for 10 days, and a total of two PCR inspections will be conducted on the first day after entry and before release from quarantine. If the test results are negative, travelers will be released from quarantine.
    * Regarding the occurrence of the Omicron variant, for the time being no countries are exempt from quarantine. As stated, no travelers are subject to quarantine exemption, meaning all foreign entrants must be quarantined for 10 days (until January 6, 2022).
Self-Diagnosis App Installation

-Install the "self-quarantine app" when entering the country. After deleting the app installed when entering the facility, install the "self-diagnosis app" and check/enter your health status every day.

  • In the case of a negative PCR test result at the quarantine facility, travelers may do self-diagnosis
Pricing & Facilities
  • Travelers seeking a short-term stay in South Korea are required to quarantine at a government facility.
  • The cost of stay in these facilities totals approximately KRW 2.1 million, averaging KRW 150,000 per night. All travelers must bear the entirety of the expense.
Self-isolation at Home
  • Those who have immediate family or are spouses of long-term residents in South Korea may be permitted to quarantine at their family's home; however, they must submit documentation proving such familial relations (marriage or birth certificates, etc.) to be granted the above exception.
Facility Use Guidelines
  • All travelers who have completed entry procedures are provided transportation to be escorted to government quarantine facilities.
  • As a part of the check-in process for the facility, luggage will be disinfected, and travelers will have to pay quarantine fees up front before heading to isolation rooms.
  • All meals are provided during the entire period of quarantine.
  • All quarantined travelers must use the designated self-diagnosis app to report their health condition and symptoms on a daily basis.
  • Those that are unable to download or use the application are required to report their health condition and symptoms to designated caseworkers.
COVID-19 Test and Examination
  • Travelers testing positive for COVID-19 during their sojourn period will have access to treatment  depending on when the positive result is submitted, the government may, or may not, pay for treatment.
Before arrival or during quarantine

Travelers being tested positive for COVID-19 before arrival or during their quarantine period must bear the entirety of the treatment costs.

It is highly encouraged to purchase international health insurance as treatment costs can be expensive.

After 10-day quarantine

The South Korean government will pay for COVID-19 treatment costs  if a positive test is submitted after fulfilling the mandatory quarantine period.

Social Distancing

Mask Mandates
  • Masks are required both indoors and outdoors.
  • Masks are required at all times except during the consumption of food and/or drink at public facilities.
  • Masks are required during the use of subways, taxis, ships, and other forms of public transportation, as well as during the visitation of hospitals, gyms, and other public facilities.
  • Failure to comply with the above stated conditions regarding the mask mandate will result in a fine of KRW 100,000.
QR Code
  • QR code scanning for the purpose of tracing contact points to prevent further spread of COVID-19 is required at restaurants, clubs, cafés, and other commercial facilities.
    QR codes are available via Naver, Kakaotalk Messenger, and KI-PASS (Ministry of Health and Welfare)
  • A mobile phone number based in South Korea is required in order to obtain a QR code. For those that do not have a mobile phone number based in South Korea or experience difficulties in the use of a QR code, each business facility provides a printed list on paper to record your information. All QR code-based and other recorded information are solely used for the purpose of providing timely notification in the event of someone being tested positive for COVID-19 at a business location that had previously visited. As such, all contact information must be valid so as to receive notifications.
Indoor/Outdoor Activities

For the health and safety of ourselves and our families, please follow all quarantine measures while holding private gatherings. Furthermore, for the well-being of all eating and drinking on public transportation is strictly prohibited.

  • Depending on the COVID-19 quarantine stage as set by the government, the number of people permitted in private gatherings as well as operating hours of multi-use facilities may be subject to change
  • As of December 2021, easing of COVID-19 regulations have been temporarily paused and social distancing rules have been reinforced for two weeks.
    -Important Information: Regardless of vaccination status, only meetings of up to four people are permitted throughout the entire country.
    -Café and Restaurants: Quarantine pass is in effect, unvaccinated individuals must dine alone
    -Quarantine pass exemptions: Those with PCR negative test result, those under the age of 18, recovered, and those who are unable to receive the vaccine
    -Operating hours limitations:
    -Limited to 21:00: Entertainment facilities, restaurants, cafes, singing rooms (noraebang), bathhouses, indoor sports facilities
    -Limited to 22:00: movie theaters, performance halls, arcades, multi-rooms, casinos, academies, massage shops, party rooms
Key Rules for Personal Safety
  • [Rule 1] Wear a mask & maintain social distancing
  • [Rule 2] Get tested if symptomatic, remain at home & abstain from contact with others
  • [Rule 3] Wash hands for thirty (30) seconds
  • [Rule 4] Ventilate indoor areas at least three times a day & regularly sterilize surfaces
  • [Rule 5] Maintain social distancing & be considerate of others