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  • New COVID-19 pre- and post-arrival requirements for travelers


The Republic of Korea announced that travelers entering the country would have to undergo a PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure or a supervised rapid antigen test (RAT) within 24 hours of departure beginning May 23, 2022.

Beginning June 1, 2022, the government will relax post-arrival testing requirements so that travelers will be required to undergo PCR testing within three days post-arrival and a RAT within six to seven days post-arrival.

Travelers entering the Republic of Korea with symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to undergo a seven-day quarantine period and additional testing requirements. For further information, check here.

What are the Changes?

The Republic of Korea updated its pre-arrival testing requirements to include the option of undergoing a rapid antigen test as of May 23, 2022. Until June 1, 2022, all travelers are required to undergo PCR or RAT testing upon arrival. After June 1, 2022, travelers will have additional time to undergo testing after arriving in the Republic of Korea.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the Republic of Korea’s website for the latest updates and information.

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

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