Procedures of Quarantine in Korea

Submit a Form of Agreement to Korea’s Quarantine Measures

Before boarding the plane, you will receive guidelines on the quarantine measures you have to follow in Korea. Also, you must submit a form that you agree to quarantine in an isolation center designated by the Korean government. Of course, all international and domestic passengers must wear a mask

Undergo Temperature Check & Fill Out a Questionnaire & Install the App

After getting through customs and baggage claim upon arrival, you will undergo a temperature check and fill out a questionnaire. If you are suspected of experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you will take the testings at the airport. Please note that the sequence of this procedure can be changed according to the on-site situation. 

In order to verify your local contact number and download the app, you need a prepaid Korea SIM card. If you want to get your Korean SIM card and your Korean phone number before arriving in Korea, simply order an international delivery service!

Head to the Quarantine Facility

Those without a fixed residence in Korea and with a short-term visa of under 90 days must be quarantined at a government-designated facility for 14 days. Those with a fixed residence in Korea and a long-term visa must self-quarantine at home for 14 days unless the place of residence is not judged as suitable by the Korean authorities.

Government-designated facilities include 12 lodging facilities near Incheon International Airport. The COVID-19 tests are free, but staying at a facility costs KRW 1,680,000 per person.

If no symptoms are detected at Incheon Airport, you can either go by private car, designated taxi, or shuttle to your place for self-quarantine. Using your own cars for transportation is highly suggested, but if that’s difficult you can use an Airport Limousine Bus exclusively for arrivals from abroad.

Start Your 14-Day of Quarantine

If you are in Korea without a fixed residence, you will quarantine at a designated government facility. Once you arrive you will be led to booths for more paperwork, instructions, and payment.

Your meals will be delivered promptly at 8 am, 12 pm, and 6 pm in front of your door. 

Everyone has to undergo COVID-19 testing within three days after arriving in Korea, regardless of their symptoms. If you have a fixed residence in Korea, you have to visit a nearby public health center and take a test. Also, the additional COVID-19 test has to be taken before completing your 14-day of self-quarantine. The below countries are exempted to take the additional test:

*China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia

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In order to proceed to a COVID-19 test at the nearest health center within 3 days, the usage of public transportation is not allowed. Instead, you can book a safe private round-trip transfer service to the health center for COVID-19 testing. The driver will wait for you until you finish your test and take you back to your place. All vehicles are sanitized thoroughly every day and a partition is set up between the driver and passenger.