South Korea: Additional Quarantine Requirements

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • 10-day quarantine period required for all travelers arriving in South Korea until 6 Jan. 2022 


The government of South Korea will require all travelers to undergo a 10-day quarantine period regardless of nationality and vaccination status until 6 Jan. 2022. Quarantine Exemption Certificates for overseas travelers are not valid until after 6 Jan. 2022. The categories below must undergo the following: 

  • South Korean citizens and long-term residents will be permitted to undergo the quarantine at their home residence; 
  • Short-term residents will be required to complete the quarantine at a government-managed quarantine facility; 
  • Short-term residents who can prove a relationship with a long-term resident or South Korean citizen will be permitted to quarantine in their home residence 

What are the Changes? 

The government of South Korea updated its quarantine requirements for all travelers entering South Korea. All travelers will be required to undergo a 10-day quarantine period. The location of the quarantine will vary depending on the traveler's immigration status. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of South Korea’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  

This article was published on 21 Jan. 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measures. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.