Airport traveller drawing - Photo:Ingrid Asp / ASD
Ingrid Asp / ASD

Travel to the Republic of Korea

From 1 October 2022, COVID-19 PCR test for all entrants to South Korea will not be required.

COVID-19 Entry Regulations

From 3 September 2022, pre-departure negative PCR (or RAT) test result has been lifted for inbound travelers to enter Korea.

From 1 October 2022, the post-entry COVID-19 PCR test requirement for travelers entering Korea has been lifted.

This means that all inbound travelers to Korea are free from any test requirement from 1 October.

You can contact the Korean Embassy in Olso for further information on entry regulations - 주 노르웨이 대한민국 대사관 ( 


Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA)

Starting from 1 September, 2021, travelers from countries that are required a K-ETA must hold a K-ETA by applying on the K-ETA website (or mobile app) at least 72 hours before their flight. This includes travellers from Norway. Only K-ETA approved travelers will be able to board a flight bound to the Republic of Korea.

K-ETA is valid for 2 years from the date of approval. 

  • PC (website):, Mobile App: K-ETA (App Store, Google Play Store)


Re-Entry Permit  

Registered foreign residents of the Republic of Korea who are departing the ROK after April 1, 2022 will be allowed re-entry into the ROK within one year from the date of departure without obtaining a Re-Entry Permit in advance.  Only registered foreign residents who are entering the ROK after spending more than a year abroad from the date of departure will need to apply for a multiple Re-Entry Permit. (granted for up to 2 years)  The permits are available online through an e-application at the website.

For further questions, you can contact the Korean Embassy in Oslo.  


Fines for Non-Compliance: Beginning of 13 November 2020, face masks are compulsory in public places (public transportation, healthcare facilities, etc.). Failure to wear an appropriate mask could result in a fine of up to 100,000 KRW.  

Failure to comply with public health authority’s orders such as self-quarantine and COVID-19 test may subject to a fine, arrest, revocation of visa or deportation. 


The Korea Immigration Service and the Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) run Contact Centre Hotlines which provide counselling and interpretation to foreign nationals regarding COVID-19. 

  • Korea Immigration Service – (+82) 1345
  • KDCA – (+82) 1339