Travel Restrictions Entering South Korea from Germany for Vaccinated Travelers

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Summary

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Allowed

Transit is allowed

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Mandatory COVID-19 Test

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Mandatory Masks

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1x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change

Cases Per Million

143.16
Decreased by 4.32
at 6/28/2022

Vaccinated

87.84%
Increased by 0.00%
at 6/28/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed

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The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Germany to South Korea.

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Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter South Korea. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Description

Most travelers transiting through Korean airports (who do not pass through immigration) have no COVID-19 testing or quarantine requirement for stays less than 24 hours. However, transit travelers may need to undergo temperature checks or fill out health questionnaires.

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Transit travelers will receive a temperature check on arrival in Korea. Symptomatic individuals will be subject to a COVID-19 test and hospitalization if found positive. Travelers who do not show symptoms and/or test negative may continue their journey.

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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Travel Purpose
Transit Tourism Medical Business
Description

Travelers, including nationals, are required to have a printed negative COVID-19 NAAT (PCR, RT-PCR, LAMP, TMA, SDA, NEAR, and others) test result taken a maximum of 48 hours (2 days) before departure. Alternatively, travelers can have supervised COVID-19 rapid antigen test results taken 24 hours (1 day) before departure. The test result must be in English or Korean and should be negative. Please check the source for more details.

Electronic results, such as on mobile devices, are not accepted.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6, if accompanied by travelers with a valid negative COVID-19 NAAT test result;
  • Korean citizens who were previously infected with COVID-19 and who have a positive COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test results from a test taken between 10 and 40 days before departure;
  • Foreign nationals on a long-term stay who were previously infected with COVID-19 in South Korea traveling to South Korea a maximum of 10 to 40 days of the date when they tested positive for COVID-19. For proof of the previous infection in South Korea, these travelers must be in possession of a “Notice of Quarantine” or “Confirmation of release from isolation of COVID-19 patients” document and have either a residence card, overseas Korean resident card, permanent resident card or ID card of a diplomatic mission in South Korea;
  • Air travelers in transit;
  • Travelers who are granted an exemption and have the required proof;
  • South Korean nationals arriving from Ukraine.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 2 days Before Departure
  • A RT PCR Test Up To 2 days Before Departure
  • A Lamp Test Up To 2 days Before Departure
  • A RT LAMP Test Up To 2 days Before Departure
  • A TMA Test Up To 2 days Before Departure
  • A Sda Up To 2 days Before Departure
  • A Near Up To 2 days Before Departure
  • An Antigen Test Up To 24 hours Before Departure
  • A Rapid Test (Professionally performed) Up To 24 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Re-entry permit required for foreign long-term residents

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Description

Registered foreign residents who have departed on or after April 1st, 2022, and intend to re-enter South Korea after spending more than 1 year abroad from the date of departure (2 years maximum) are required to obtain a multiple re-entry permit before departing for international travel from South Korea.

This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers Diplomats (A-1), Government Officials (A-2), International Agreement (A-3), or Overseas Korean (F-4) status are not required to apply for a Re-Entry Permit;
  • Foreign residents who have departed on or after April 1st, 2022, and will be returning within the 1-year allowance (2 years for permanent residents);
  • Nationals of Suriname, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France, Finland, and Chile.
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Not Required

No proof of vaccination required for South Korea

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Travel Purpose
Tourism Medical Business Transit
Description

Travelers are not required to present proof of vaccination to enter South Korea.

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On Arrival

Recommended

Recommended COVID-19 test on day 6 or 7 after arrival

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Description

Travelers who intend to stay in South Korea for 8 days or more are recommended to take a COVID-19 self-administered ART (Antigen Rapid Test) on day 6 or day 7 after arrival in South Korea at their own expense.

Testing Options
  • An Antigen Test Up To 6 days
  • A Rapid Test (Professionally performed) Up To 6 days
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Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test a maximum of 3 days after arrival in South Korea.

Nationals of South Korea and travelers with Long-term visas can take their test free of charge at a community testing center.

Foreign nationals must cover the costs of their own test and take their test at an approved medical institution. Please see the link for a list of approved testing centers.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours
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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in South Korea.

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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers are required to wear masks in public places such as in airports, public buildings, and on public transport.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in South Korea.
Daily New Cases Per Million more information indicator
143.16
Decreased by 4.32
at
Positive Test Rate more information indicator
6.87%
Increased by -2.86%
at
Percent Vaccinated more information indicator
87.84%
Increased by 0.00%
at
People Vaccinated more information indicator
45,067,332
Increased by 1,925
at
Reproduction Rate more information indicator
0.89
Decreased by 0.09
at

Data is sourced from Our World In Data , and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines .

Local Guidelines

The COVID-19 infection alert has been adjusted to level 1 and most measures have been eased but current restrictions may vary per region. Regional government websites can be found at https://www.gov.uk/foreig... In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in South Korea can be found at http://ncov.mohw.go.kr/en...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in enclosed environments, on public transportation, and outdoor when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Open
Restaurants are open as usual.

Bars

Open
Bars are open as usual.

Nightclubs

Open
Nightclubs are open as usual.

Shops

Open
Shops are open as usual.

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