Flying to South Korea? Here are the Travel Rules You Should Know

Time to travel to South Korea for a Seoul-ful vacation!

South Korea has opened up quarantine-free travel for fully-vaccinated tourists from 1st April. Passengers travelling to the country must carry a valid vaccination certificate. At least 14 days should have passed since the second dose. 

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A booster dose is mandatory if more than 180 days have passed since the second dose. Travellers who have not taken the booster dose even after 180 days will have to stay in quarantine for seven days. Unvaccinated travellers will also be required to undergo quarantine for seven days.

Those who have not received the booster dose will still be considered fully-vaccinated if they show valid proof of COVID-19 recovery.

Fully-vaccinated travellers are exempt from quarantine. They must, however, register their proof of vaccination through the Quarantine COVID-19 Defence (Q-Code) system before departure and scan the provided QR code upon arrival. 

Passengers need to submit a negative PCR report of a test taken within 48 hours of departure. The report must be in either Korean or English. This does not apply to children under the age of six, accompanied by adults who have valid negative COVID-19 test results.

Travellers are also required to take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival in South Korea. They must remain at the testing facility until they receive a negative test result. Those who intend to stay in the country for eight days or more will have to take rapid antigen tests at a designated clinic on Days 6 and 7. 

Want to know the travel rules for various countries? Then, you can refer to our COVID-19 Guidelines tracker here.

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