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South Korea: COVID-19 Travel Information

Information for flying from the UK to South Korea

This information is provided for customers flying to South Korea from the UK. From here you can see the latest infection numbers, entry requirements, travel restrictions, and availability for flights and hotels. South Korea Currently has a traffic light status of amber (Get notified if this changes). and PCR entry test requirements are listed as: PCR Required, Should not be older than 48 hours(Book Online)PCR Required, Should not be older than 48 hours(Book Online)

South Korea is currently the 42nd most popular travel destination from the UK which is down 6 from last month.

South Korea
Traffic Light Status: amber

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Return to UK: Amber Requirements

Passenger Locator Form Required
Pre-departure Test at Destination Required
Hotel Quarantine Not Required
Self-isolation 10 Days
Test to Release On Day 5*
PCR Testing On or before Day 2 after return to UK
Further PCR Testing Day 8

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Entry Requirements

Entry Status Closed from the UKClosed from the UK
Tests PCR Required, Should not be older than 48 hours(Book Online)PCR Required, Should not be older than 48 hours(Book Online)
Quarantine 14 days (Approved Location)14 days (Approved Location)

Additional Restrictions

Mask Required
Public Transportation Operating
Restaurants Open
Disclaimer: The information on this page is provided by a third-party and therefore we can not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is imperative that you confirm entry restrictions, either from the UK Government website, or your travel operator.
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Current Time in Seoul: 30 Jul 2021 07:23 pm
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Currently in Seoul it is 31°C with clear sky
1 Pound Sterling (GBP) = 1,602.02 Won (KRW)
DownDown 6 from last month
Current Travel Popularity: 42/230
UK to South Korea

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 195,099
New Cases 1,672
Population 51,316,629
Last Updated 30 Jul 2021 10:20am

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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.

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, bars and cafes in South Korea are open, under social distancing requirements.

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 in all public places.

Send me an email when the traffic light status for this country changes.


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