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New requirements of negative COVID-19 PCR test result for entry to the Republic of Korea

The Government of the Republic of Korea requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test result for all foreign nationals entering Korea to prevent further inflow of COVID-19 and its variants.

1. As of 8 January 2021, all foreign nationals arriving in Korea via flight are required to submit the original copy of a certificate verifying their negative PCR test results for COVID-19 to the quarantine authorities at the airport.

 

  • The measure also applies to holders of A1 (diplomatic), A2 (official), and A3 (treaties) visas.
  • Infants and children under the age of 6 (as of the entry date) are exempted from submitting a test result certificate.
  • Passengers must show their test result certificate to the airline personnel when boarding the Boarding will be declined in the absence of a test result certificate.
  • Passengers transiting in Korea without entry are not required to show their test result certificate when boarding an aircraft, and they are allowed to transit in Korea without the certificate.
  • The test result certificate must be issued within 72 hours before the departure date.
  • The test result certificate must be either in Korean or English. If the certificate is issued in a third language, a translated version into either Korean or English as well as a notarial certificate for the translation must be provided.
  • Those who fail to comply with the above requirements will be denied entry.

 

2. All foreign crew members who board a ship after 00:00 hours on 15 January 2021 are required to submit the original copy of a certificate verifying their negative PCR test results for COVID-19 to the quarantine authorities at the seaport.

  • The details are the same as stated above.