June 9, 2022
SEOUL – From Wednesday all arriving air travelers to South Korea do not need to quarantine even if they are not vaccinated. Also being lifted is the limit on the number of international flights using airports here.
Until the previous day, people who had not been completely vaccinated — meaning they were boosted or no longer than 180 days had elapsed since the completion of a primary series — had to quarantine for seven full days upon arrival, on top of pre-departure tests. The requirement that travelers, regardless of vaccination status, submit test results both before departure and after arrival still remains in place.
The removal of quarantine for travelers is part of the government COVID-19 headquarters’ post-omicron response plan announced in April under the previous administration. The government is due to announce next week whether to continue to require patients with active infections to isolate for seven days.