Traveling to South Korea 2022

With the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Korea has set and extended many of the social distancing and quarantine rules. Check out our summary below on the current updates. 


Entering South Korea in 2022


*Mandatory till 3rd February 2022.

  1. 1. Inbound travelers will need to take 3 PCR tests (before entry, day after entry, before release). 
  2. 2. All inbound travelers will undergo a 10-day quarantine at their residence or designated facility.
  3. 3. Quarantine at the facility will cost KRW1,500,000 per person. 
  4. 4. Quarantine exemption certificate only applies to senior executive members, senior government officials, or those attending funerals.
  5. 5. “Self-quarantine safety protection” app needs to be installed for monitoring. 
  6. 6. Leaving the designated facility during the quarantine period will result in a fine, or one will be required to wear a safety wristband. 


Current Social Distancing Level


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South Korea is currently under phase one of the “Living with COVID” plan. Only up to 4 people are allowed to gather (vaccine pass, negative PCR test within 48 hours, minors under 18, cured patients). If you do not have a vaccine pass, only up to 1 person can dine in. Wearing a face mask is still mandatory! Please wear a mask in public transports or venues.


Business hour restrictions are in place again. Restaurants, cafes, entertainment facilities like karaoke rooms, baths/saunas, indoor sports facilities close at 9 p.m. While movie theaters, performance halls, multi-rooms, casinos, PC rooms, private academies close at 10 p.m.


Other Measures 


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  1. 1. Keep the distance of two arm’s lengths 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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