Travel Restrictions Entering South Korea from India for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering South Korea from India for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Allowed

Transit is allowed

Policies
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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
600.15
Increased by-146.49
at 5/16/2022
Vaccinated
87.80%
Increased by0.01%
at 5/16/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

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

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

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
TransitTourismMedicalBusiness
Description

Travelers, including nationals, must have a printed negative COVID-19 NAAT (PCR, RT-PCR, LAMP, TMA, SDA, NEAR, and others) test result in English or Korean. The COVID-19 test must be taken a maximum of 2 days before the date of departure, and the result 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 have a positive COVID-19 PCR test result 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 within 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 ā€œNotice of Quarantineā€ or ā€œConfirmation of release from isolation of COVID-19 patientsā€ 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
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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.
Relevant Documents and Resources
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination to avoid quarantine

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Description

Travelers must present valid proof of vaccination in order to avoid quarantine on arrival in South Korea.

Travelers with proof of vaccination issued in South Korea are exempt from the requirement to quarantine on arrival if they have completed their vaccination in South Korea or already registered their overseas vaccination certificate at a local South Korean public health center. To be exempt from quarantine these travelers must present either proof of a South Korean vaccination certificate or a registration in the South Korean COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate System (COOV).

Travelers with proof of vaccination issued outside of South Korea are exempt from quarantine on arrival if they register their proof of vaccination through the Quarantine COVID-19 Defence (Q-Code) system before departure and scan the provided QR code upon arrival. Please select ā€˜Complete online before departureā€™ to register proof of vaccination issued outside of South Korea.

Travelers are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after they received the second dose in a 2-dose series or a single dose in a single-dose series (Janssen). Travelers must have received their most recent dose a maximum of 180 days before arrival, or a booster shot. Accepted vaccines are Pfizer, Janssen, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin, and Novavax.

Travelers whose most recent dose was taken more than 180 days before arrival and who have not received a booster dose may also be considered fully vaccinated and exempt from quarantine if they can provide valid proof of recovery from COVID-19. These travelers must submit documents with the PCR test results from their initial infection and proof of complete recovery to the quarantine officer in Korean or English on arrival.

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On Arrival

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 24 hours 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 24 hours After Arrival
Relevant Documents and Resources
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Mandatory

Mandatory 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 must 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
  • A Antigen Test Up To 6 days
  • A Rapid Test Up To 6 days
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Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival. Travelers with proof of vaccination issued outside of South Korea must register their proof of vaccination through the Quarantine COVID-19 Defence (Q-Code) system before departure and scan the provided QR code upon arrival.

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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must 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 Millionmore information indicator
600.15
Increased by-146.49
at 5/16/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
25.17%
Increased by-4.57%
at 5/14/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
87.80%
Increased by0.01%
at 5/16/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
45,044,887
Increased by4,655
at 5/16/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.74
Decreased by0.14
at 5/7/2022

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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