- The accepted period for pre-departure testing will be reduced to 48 hours for all travelers entering South Korea
The government of South Korea introduced new pre-departure testing requirements for inbound travelers on January 20, 2022. Travelers will be required to submit a negative PCR test result that was taken within 48 hours of departure to South Korea. The government advises travelers to ensure that the name on the test result coincides with the name on the traveler’s passport and travel communication.
The test results must be written in either English or Korean, or the traveler must provide a translated copy of the results that a notary or a Korean embassy completed. For additional information on testing exemptions, click here.
What are the Changes?
The government of South Korea introduced new pre-departure testing requirements on January 20, 2022. All eligible inbound travelers must provide a negative PCR test result that was taken within 48 hours of departure. Previously, the government had accepted results taken within 72 hours.
Continue to check the government of South Korea’s website for additional updates and information.