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Key Points

  • South Korea updated its COVID-19 entry measures for all international travelers


The government of South Korea introduced additional COVID-19 entry measures. All travelers entering the country will be required to submit a negative PCR test taken at most 48 hours of departure or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure beginning January 5, 2023. Travelers must also undergo a PCR test within 24 hours of entering the country.

What are the Changes?

The government of South Korea introduced new COVID-19 entry measures. According to the government, these measures were introduced to prevent the spread of new COVID-19 variants.

Looking Ahead

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, Government of South Korea

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