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COVID-19 Info for Visitors

Short-term visitors

1. Foreign nationals entering Korea are required to have a Korean visa issued by the Korean Embassy or consular offices in their country.

- Visa for non-urgent travels, including tourism, is suspended until further notice. Only visas for work, investment and other business purposes are being issued.

- When applying for a visa, the following documents are required: Health Condition Report Form, Agreement to Facility Quarantine Form, and a medical diagnosis certificate issued by a medical institution within 48 hours of submitting the application.

- Translation and notary requirement of the medical diagnosis certificate may vary by the Korean Embassy of your country



2. I-PreChecking (IPC) procedure applied to all inbound travelers by plane

- Traveler's personal information will be registered into the Immigration System of Korea's Ministry of Justice during the check-in process to assess whether the traveler falls under the COVID-19 travel regulations (i.e. travel records to dangerous area within the past 14 days, signs of COVID-19, etc.)

- After 4 seconds, the Ministry of Justice will alert the check-in counter and prevent any travelers with possible danger from boarding.


- You visit the Korean government site (http://ncov.mohw.go.kr/en/), you can get the latest status of COVIDE-19 in Korea.

- Also, if you want to visit Korea, you can get the conditions and information necessary for entering Korea at this Web page. Please click this button!

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