• Some countries are eligible for the Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) visa waiver. Read more here.
    (K-ETA must be finished at least 72 hours before boarding the flight on the official website.
    However, due to the increased number of K-ETA applications, it is recommended to apply it 1-2 months prior to expected date of entry/ Application fee – 10,000 KRW(7 USD) per person)
  • Some countries still require a visa to enter. So please check if you need a VISA to enter Korea with your local authorities prior to boarding the flight. Also, please let us know if you need any necessary documents to apply for a visa in advance.

COVID-19 Safety Information

KAI 2022 has prepared all necessary hygiene and safety measures according to Korean regulations. Please note that the following rules apply for participation.

Entry to Korea

  • From Sep 3, the pre-departure COVID-19 test rule for travelers has been lifted.
    (A PCR test within 24 hours of the first arrival day in South Korea is still required)
  • All overseas entrants do not need to quarantine regardless of vaccination
  • You will be required to complete a short Q-CODE online form before arrival. If you input your quarantine information in the 'Preliminary quarantine information input system (Q-code)' and have your QR code issued prior to boarding the airplane, you can complete your quarantine procedures more quickly at the time of your entry into Korea.

After arrival

  • You are required to take a PCR test within 24hours after the arrival. After taking the test, you can travel straight to your hotel to await the result. It will arrive within 4-6 hours.
  • The details of Incheon Airport COVID-19 Testing Center are here.
  • If the PCR test has not been completed at the airport, the PCR test must be completed at a medical center near the accommodation.

COVID-19 Updates

As the pandemic stabilizes in Republic of Korea, the Korean government is moving closer to returning to normal life post-pandemic by lifting almost all COVID-19 social distancing rules including the outdoor mask mandate as of May 2.

According to the Korean government plan, the 7-day quarantine for those who test positive for COVID-19 will be eased from ‘mandatory’ to ‘recommended’ on May 23.

Korea has reached over 86% of fully vaccinated people, ranking 7th highest among OECD member countries. View the latest vaccination details in Korea here.

For the most up-to-date information on entering Korea, please click here for general COVID-19 updates in Korea and for other useful information please here.