Last Updated on February 23, 2023
New COVID-19 pre- and post-arrival requirements for travelers
The Republic of Korea announced that travelers entering the country will 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 23 May 2022.
Beginning 1 June 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 23 May 2022. Until 1 June 2022, all travelers are required to undergo PCR or RAT testing upon arrival. After 1 June 2022, travelers will have additional time to undergo testing after arriving in the Republic of Korea.
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This article was published on 26 May 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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