South Korea's borders have officially remained open, however visa issuance has been mostly suspended. Domestically, measures are in place to prevent the virus spread.
Can I travel to South Korea?
- Though Korea hasn't officially closed its borders, visa-free arrivals have been suspended, and applying for visa in advance is required for all countries. Tourist visas are mostly being declined.
- Flights from the UK are suspended.
Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to South Korea?
- Anyone arriving to South Korea is required to undergo 14 days self-quarantine or quarantine in a national facility.
- Business travelers and other approved essential travelers will not be required to quarantine, if presenting negative test results, and testing again upon arrival.
Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to South Korea?
- Most arrivals to South Korea must present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
- Arrivals from high-risk countries must present a test no older than 48 hours before departure.
- A health screening and health questionnaire are required when arriving to South Korea.
- If any symptoms appear, it will be required to use a health tracking app for 14 days.
Is public transportation open in South Korea?
Public transportation in South Korea is operating.
Are the restaurants and bars open in South Korea?
- Restaurants and cafes in South Korea are open, under social distancing requirements.
- Bars remain closed.
Are businesses and attractions open in South Korea?
- Non-essential businesses in South Korea are open, under social distancing regulations.
- Tourist attractions are re-opening.
- Night clubs remain closed.
Do I need to wear a face mask in South Korea?
Wearing face masks is required on public transportation and in enclosed public places.