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Key Points

  • Quarantine requirements removed for all travelers entering South Korea effective June 8, 2022
  • All travelers entering South Korea will be required to undergo pre- and post-arrival COVID-19 testing measures


The government of South Korea will no longer require travelers to undergo isolation as a matter of typical protocol beginning June 8, 2022. This measure will apply to all travelers, regardless of vaccination status and nationality. As a result, all inbound travelers will still be required to undergo PCR or supervised rapid antigen testing before arrival and PCR testing within three days of entering South Korea. Travelers who test positive upon arrival will still be required to undergo a seven-day quarantine period.

Travelers are also encouraged to use the pre-entry quarantine system to register their health information, vaccination history, and pre-entry negative test results before arrival to reduce entry delays.

What are the Changes?

The government of South Korea removed the requirement for all travelers to undergo quarantine upon arrival as of June 8, 2022. Previously, travelers had to undergo a quarantine period of seven days, depending on vaccination status. The quarantine requirement was the final post-Omicron COVID-19 related entry provision. The government highlighted that this decision was made due to decreased COVID-19 cases throughout the country and the world.

Looking Ahead

The government will continue to monitor health changes worldwide and reintroduce measures as deemed necessary. Continue to check the government of South Korea’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Ministry of Health and Welfare, South Korea

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