Traveling to South Korea 2021

Like the rest of the world, South Korea is working to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Different measures of social distancing have been put in place since last year. So how is South Korea doing right now? 


South Korea is currently at a level 2 to level 2.5 social distancing. While traveling to South Korea is permitted, there may be some information you would like to read prior to visiting. Below are some of the latest information we KoreaTravelEasy would love to share with you! 💗


Entering South Korea in 2021


  1. 1. Inbound travelers will need to be tested negative for COVID-19, 72 hours before departure. 
  2. 2. All inbound travelers will undergo a 14-day quarantine at their residence or designated facility.
  3. 3. Quarantine at the facility will cost KRW2,100,000 per person. 
  4. 4. All inbound travelers will be tested for COVID-19. 
  5. 5. Within 14 days of entry, foreign nationals tested positive for COVID-19 will have to bear relevant costs.
  6. 6. “Self-quarantine safety protection” app needs to be installed for monitoring. 
  7. 7. Leaving the designated facility during quarantine period, one will be required to wear a safety band. 


Current Social Distancing Level



As of Monday (February 18, 2021), Seoul Capital Area will continue with Level 2.5, while the rest of the nation will remain under Level 2. Under the new measure, private gatherings of five or more people are banned. Wearing a face mask is also mandatory! Please wear a mask in public transports or venues. 😀


However,  business restrictions on cafes, gyms, and other indoor facilities are able to operate like usual. So don’t worry you will still be able to dine in at popular Korean restaurants and cute cafes! Just take note that businesses will be closing at 9 p.m. This measure will last till the end of January 31st, 2021. 


Other Measures 



  1. 1. Keep the distance of two arm’s length between you and others. 
  2. 2. Wash your hands with soap for 30 seconds.
  3. 3. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve. 
  4. 4. Ventilate and disinfect your home regularly. 


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