South Korea is Opening Up for Vaccinated Travelers

Traveling to one of the most popular countries in Asia is about to get a lot easier for many tourists now that South Korea is open for travel. Starting on April 1, 2022, South Korea has removing the 7-day quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers from the US and many other countries according to the Korea Tourism Organization

Who does South Korea consider to be fully vaccinated? A vial and a vaccine card

Starting on April 1, 2022, quarantine exemption will be available for US travelers that have completed their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or received two doses (one dose for Janssen) at least 14 days prior but within 180 days. 

Do I need to show proof of vaccination to travel to South Korea? A blue airplane landing

You will need to provide your vaccine information to the South Korean government beforehand by inputting the information on a specific website. If you plan to travel to South Korea and want to skip the seven day quarantine period upon arrival, you will need to visit the South Korea QR Code website and input specific information like contact details, traveler name and vaccine information. Once this process is completed, a QR code will be generated that will need to be shown to an immigration officer upon arrival.  

Do I need to take a Covid-19 test to travel to South Korea?

As of March 16, 2022, all travelers to South Korea must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure, according to the US Embassy in Korea

Information regarding Covid-19 policies change frequently, and is subject to change without notice to us. Always verify with the government of all countries you plan to visit before booking travel and departing to get the latest travel restrictions.  

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Ready to start planning your trip now that South Korea is open for travel? Visit our South Korea Travel Guide for inspiration and tips. 

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