Starting from April 1st 2022, fully vaccinated travelers to South Korea will no longer need to quarantine upon entry into the country.
According to the Korean Ministry of the Interior and Safety, Quarantine exemption will be available for those who have completed their third dose of WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine or received two doses (one dose for Janssen) at least 14 days prior but within 180 days. The new regulations do not apply to vaccinated visitors from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Myanmar, and must quarantine for seven days.
To be exempt from quarantine, it is required for the individual to directly input the vaccination history into the Q-CODE – the quarantine information pre-entry system: https://cov19ent.kdca.go.kr . Please note that Q-CODE will require personal information (passport number), entry information (departure country, airline, address in Korea, phone number), and vaccine records.
Fully vaccinated travelers who are exempted from on- arrival quarantine need to receive PCR test on the first day of arrival and need to take Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on the 6th or 7th day.
The previous restriction on public transportation usage at airport also being removed and vaccinated travelers can travel to accommodations by public transport without any limitation.
Unvaccinated travelers will be able to enter Korea, but will be required to quarantine for 7 days.
Sources: Korea Ministry of the Interior and Safety, Tourism Organization, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs