Entry requirements to South Korea
The South Korean authorities have introduced new requirements for passengers arriving in the country as of 3 June 2020. Kindly see more about these requirements and related links to acquire more information.
First published on 26 June 2020
- Several foreign travellers previously visa-exempt now need to obtain a visa to enter the country (excluding APEC Business Travel Card-holders)
- Foreign residents of Korea will need a re-entry permit and a medical certificate issued earliest 48 hours prior to travel, indicating that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms (a COVID-19 negative laboratory test result is not required prior to travel). This medical certificate requirement only applies to residents who have left South Korea after 1 June 2020.
- Temperature screening will be performed at the departure gate in Helsinki for passengers travelling to Korea. Those not fulfilling the health requirements set by the Korean health authorities and those showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be denied boarding.
- On arrival, you will be tested for fever and respiratory symptom at the entry health screening as well as for COVID-19, and you must stay at a designated quarantine facility for 1 or 2 days until a test result is obtained.
- In addition, you need to stay at a designated quarantine facility for 14 days at your own expense.
- All arriving passengers are required to download a Self-Diagnosis Mobile App.
If your travel plans change due to the travel restrictions, please check your options here.
Entry restrictions might be subject to change on short notice. All customers are responsible for ensuring that they are allowed entry into the country they are travelling from, to or are in transit through.
Latest entry restrictions can be found via the IATA website and appropriate consulate or embassy.