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South Korea Travel Restrictions

27.76% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 20.61% last week
Most visitors from Israel will not be allowed to enter South Korea.

South Korea border status

At this time, only travelers with a valid visa can enter South Korea. International travelers are required to apply for a visa in advance at an embassy in order to travel to South Korea.

All valid short-term visas issued on or before April 5th, 2020, are temporarily suspended.

Visa-free entry and visa waiver programs have been temporarily suspended for nationals of countries imposing entry bans on Koreans.


Outgoing travel to South KoreaTraveling from Israel to South Korea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from Israel must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Korea.
Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Israel will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering South Korea.
Details and exceptions

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in South Korea. Travelers may be tested during quarantine.

Travelers exempted from quarantine are:

-A1 or A2 visa holders

Travelers with a Quarantine Exemption certificate issued by the embassy before travel

Travelers who were vaccinated in Korea and whose vaccinations are registered with the Korean health system may be eligible to be actively monitored instead of undergoing quarantine.

Travellers will need to download and respond to daily questions via a self-diagnosis mobile app for 14 days.


Return travelReturning to Israel from South Korea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from South Korea must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Israel.
Exceptions

All passengers, including protected individual (vaccinated and individual who recovered from COVID-19) must present a PCR test. It must be written in English and the passport number of the tested person must be indicated.

All inbound international passengers must pay for COVID-19 (PCR) tests required for entry to Israel.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from South Korea will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Israel.
Details and exceptions

This may be shortened to 10 days upon the completion of two negative coronavirus tests (one upon arrival and one after 9 days of self-isolation).


FAQs

  • Most visitors from Israel can enter South Korea but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travelers from from Israel are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Israel will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Open with restrictions

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