South Korea: Reduced COVID-19 Related Entrance Requirements Beginning 1 June

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Fully vaccinated travelers entering South Korea will no longer be required to undergo quarantine upon arrival beginning 1 June 2022 
  • Beginning 1 June 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 1 June 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 prior to arrival and on the first day of arrival.  

What are the Changes? 

Beginning 1 June 2022, fully vaccinated travelers will no longer be required to quarantine upon arrival. These travelers will only have to undergo testing prior to arrival and upon arrival. Currently, all eligible travelers to South Korea must undergo testing prior to 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 and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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This article was published on 25 April 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

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