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Key Points

  • Fully vaccinated travelers entering South Korea will no longer be required to undergo quarantine upon arrival beginning June 1, 2022
  • Beginning June 1, 2022, testing requirements will be reduced for fully vaccinated travelers


The government of South Korea will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers to undergo quarantine upon arrival beginning June 1, 2022. This will apply to fully vaccinated travelers regardless of country of departure so long as they have received an approved COVID-19 vaccine regimen. The government will also reduce arrival testing requirements so that travelers will only be required to undergo a PCR test before arrival and on the first day of arrival.

What are the Changes?

Beginning June 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers will no longer be required to quarantine upon arrival. These travelers will only have to undergo testing before arrival and upon arrival. All eligible travelers to South Korea must undergo testing before arrival, upon arrival, and on day six or seven of their stay.

Looking Ahead

Additional information on testing requirements is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Continue to check the government of South Korea’s website for the latest updates and news.

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

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