Can I Travel to South Korea?

South Korea will gradually relax mandatory quarantine rules to attract more international travelers as part of efforts to support a rebound in the tourism industry.

On October 8, the city-state concluded a “travel bubble” agreement with South Korea, allowing fully vaccinated Singaporean travelers to freely roam the country without quarantine after submitting a negative test for COVID-19 upon entry. .

Tourists from Singapore entered South Korea on November 15, making them the first group of foreign tourists to visit Korea after the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.

The government will expand the list of countries for non-quarantine travel gradually after monitoring the COVID-19 situation in each nation, and will gradually resume the visa waiver and visa-free entry programs that have been suspended due to the pandemic and It will begin resuming international flights at regional airports later this month.

“Our goal is to attract 25 million international tourists by 2025,” said Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Hwang Hee.


♦ December 1, 2021

South Korea to impose a 10-day quarantine on all travelers regardless of vaccination status

Short-term visitors to South Korea will be required to serve the 10-day quarantine at a temporary, government-designated facility.

According to the Korea Disease Prevention and Control Agency (KDCA), on Wednesday, December 1, all travelers to South Korea, including citizens and foreigners, will be required to remain in quarantine for 10 days upon arrival, regardless of their status vaccination.

The new measure will take effect on Friday, December 3, and will last for two weeks.

South Korean citizens and foreigners with long stays will be able to self-quarantine at home, while foreigners with short stays will have to be quarantined in temporary facilities designated by the government, information from Yonhap news agency.

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