South Korea: Updated COVID-19 Entry Measures

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 no more than 48 hours of departure or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure beginning 5 January 2023. Travelers will also be required to 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 and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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