Travel Restrictions Entering South Korea from the United States for Vaccinated Travelers

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Summary

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed

Allowed

Transit is allowed

Policies
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Mandatory Masks

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1x Mandatory Documents

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Cases Per Million

1,023.98
Increased by -18.14
at 12/4/2022

Vaccinated

87.10%
Increased by 0.00%
at 12/4/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

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

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Visas

🇺🇸 United States

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed

Border Type
Air
Description

Travelers can enter South Korea.

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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Border Type
Air
Description

Travelers can transit through South Korean airports.

Transit travelers will receive a temperature check on arrival in South Korea.

Symptomatic travelers must take a COVID-19 test and quarantine if positive for COVID-19. Travelers who don’t show symptoms and/or test negative may continue their journey.

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Before You Leave

Not Required

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required

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Travel Purpose
Tourism Business Transit Medical
Description

Travelers don’t need negative COVID-19 test results before traveling to South Korea.

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Mandatory

Re-entry permit is required for long-term foreign 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) must obtain a multiple re-entry permit before departing for international travel from South Korea.

This permit requirement doesn’t apply to the following travelers:

  • 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

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required for South Korea

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Travel Purpose
Tourism Medical Business
Description

Travelers don’t need proof of COVID-19 vaccination before traveling to South Korea.

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Recommended

Recommended pre-entry Q-code registration

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Travel Purpose
Business Medical Tourism
Description

Travelers are recommended to register for the pre-entry system (Q-code) for a prompt quarantine inspection before traveling to South Korea. Travelers without a Q-code may take longer for document inspection on arrival. These travelers must fill out a separate health status questionnaire distributed by the airline on board.

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On Arrival

Not Required

Quarantine is not required

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Description

Travelers don’t need 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 must wear masks in indoor places and on public transportation.

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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
1,023.98
Increased by -18.14
at
Positive Test Rate more information indicator
6.87%
Increased by -2.86%
at
Percent Vaccinated more information indicator
87.10%
Increased by 0.00%
at
People Vaccinated more information indicator
45,131,958
Increased by 1,714
at
Reproduction Rate more information indicator
1.01
Increased by -0.03
at

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

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