Korea Entry Information

Please check the following information before you go.

*This information is provided for Australian and New Zealand passport holders. Updated on 8 June 2022

Vaccination Requirements

You no longer require 7 day quarantine.

Unvaccinated foreign travellers to South Korea will no longer have to undergo mandatory 7 day quarantine starting 8 June 2022.

Q-CODE Registration

All travellers should register for a Q-CODE prior to arriving in Korea.

In order to register Q-Code, you will need to have the following:

1.

Email and passport information

2.

Arrival and departure information

3.

Your contact details

4.

Evidence of a negative COVID19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure or a negative supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) taken within 24 hours of departure

5.

Health questionnaire

QR code will be issued on completion. Please save the QR code on your mobile phone or print it.

Please note:

  • Travellers aged 6 years or older MUST submit evidence of a negative COVID19 test.
  • Children under the age of 6 years old are not required to submit the evidence of a negative COVID19 PCR test if accompanied parents/carers have all negative results.
  • Travellers are advised to carry physical copies of documents submitted to Q-CODE as it is at the discretion of quarantine officials to request evidence on arrival.

[RAT certification requirements]

Name*, date of birth**, test method, test date, test result, date of issuance, and name of testing centre should be included in the test result

*The name on the test result needs to match the name on the passport.

**Passport number is acceptable in lieu of date of birth.

Required COVID19 Tests

All travellers must take a PCR test between day 1 and day 3 of their stay in South Korea. A RAT is recommended on day 6 or 7.

PCR Test

  • All travellers must take a PCR test at the Incheon Airport on arrival.*
  • The fee is 80,000 Korean Won (approx. AUD85~90) as of 8 June 2022. Cash or credit card payment available.
  • No need to wait for the result in the airport. The result will be sent out via email in 4-5 hours.
  • For more information, please click here.

*The PCR test can be taken within 72 hours of arrival (day 1~3) at any testing clinic. 72 hours are provided to ensure travellers have ample time to complete the test. Travellers MUST not travel until they receive a negative test result. Travellers are permitted to go to their accommodation, but may only leave isolation to visit a testing clinic. We therefore strongly recommend to take a PCR test at the Incheon Airport on arrival. The cost of a PCR test varies.

Please note:

  • Travellers who get positive COVID19 test results from the PCR test on arrival (Day 1 - Day 3) or while travelling in Korea will be contacted by the public health clinic.
  • They MUST undertake a 7 day mandatory quarantine at a hotel booked for their travel as long as the hotel permits it. If the hotel refuses travellers to stay for quarantine, travellers must leave and find new accommodation for quarantine.
  • Please contact Danuri call centre (1577 - 1366) for requesting an interpreter related to COVID19 and quarantine.
Apply for K-ETA

Apply for K-ETA 24 hours before boarding the flight.

Nationals of visa-free and visa-waiver countries must obtain a K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorisation) before arriving in South Korea.

To apply for K-ETA

  • Travellers must apply for K-ETA at least 24 hours prior to boarding the flight.
  • Application is available through K-ETA official website (www.k-eta.go.kr) or mobile app (K-ETA).
  • The fee is 10,000 Korean Won (approx. AUD12 ~ 13) and the validity is 2 years (multiple entries).
  • Applicants are exempt from submitting an arrival card and can use the exclusive entry clearance lanes.

For more information

Please contact Korea Tourism Organization Sydney.

Email: sydney@visitkorea.org.au
Tel: +61 02 9252 4147

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