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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.

Current Time in Seoul: 25 Oct 2020 02:23 am
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Currently in Seoul it is 5°C with clear sky

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 25,698
New Cases 155
Population 51,283,105
Last Updated 24 Oct 2020 05:17pm

Travel Availability

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Entry Requirements

Tests Upon arrival (Book Online)
Quarantine 14 days quarantine
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.

Travel

General:

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.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to South Korea?

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

Are businesses and attractions open in South Korea?

Most non-essential businesses and attractions in South Korea are open, under social distancing regulations.

Do I need to wear a face mask in South Korea?

Wearing face masks is required on public transportation and in enclosed public places.--Sources:
  1. http://ncov.mohw.go.kr/en/baroView.do?brdId=11&brdGubun=111&dataGubun=&ncvContSeq=&contSeq=&board_id=
  2. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-korea/entry-requirements
  3. https://kr.usembassy.gov/022420-covid-19-information/