South Korea: Updated COVID-19 Entry Measures for Travelers Arriving from China

Last Updated on February 28, 2023

Key Points  

  • South Korea will lift post-arrival COVID-19 entry requirements for travelers from China beginning 10 March 2023  


The government of South Korea will lift post-arrival COVID-19 entry testing requirements for incoming passengers from China, effective 1 March 2023. However, the government will continue to require travelers arriving from China to: 

  • Demonstrate proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure.  
  • Undergo COVID-19 quarantine procedures.  
  • Upload any required documents and information to the Q-CODE system.  

What are the Changes?  

Starting 1 March 2023, South Korea will eliminate post-arrival COVID-19 entry testing for passengers from China. However, it will still require proof of negative PCR tests before departure, quarantine procedures and submission of necessary documents through the Q-CODE system. 

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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