From 8 June 2022, all overseas entrants who hold a PCR negative test result tested within 48 hours (OR a negative RAT test within 24 hours) prior to departure date will not need to quarantine regardless of vaccination.
You will be required to complete a short Q-CODE online form before arrival (we strongly recommend using a mobile phone for the best experience, as the desktop version may ask you to download a security plug-in which is likely to be blocked by your computer network). The Korean government will strive to encourage foreign nationals with short-term stay visas who enter the country for tourism or other reasons to get tested promptly at the airport testing center or other location (paid test).
On arrival at Incheon Airport, you are required to take a PCR test. After taking the test, you can travel straight to your hotel to await the result, which will arrive within 4-6 hours of taking the test. If you do not complete PCR test at the airport, you must complete PCR test at medical center nearby your accommodation. (RAT test is NOT valid).
As the pandemic stabilizes in South Korea, the Korean government is moving closer to post-pandemic normal life by lifting almost all COVID-19 social distancing rules including an outdoor mask-wearing mandate from May 2.
According to the Korean government plan, the 7-day quarantine for those who test positive for COVID-19 will be eased from ‘mandatory’ to ‘recommended’ on May 23.
Korea has reached over 86% of fully vaccinated people, ranking 7th-highest among members of OECD countries. View the latest vaccination details in Korea here.