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Expedited post-entry PCR testing for short-term visitors in Korea

Entry procedure requires all short-term visitors entering from Incheon, Gimhae, or Jeju international airports to take a PCR test at the airport testing facility upon arrival.

In anticipation of the upcoming vacation season and festival events in Korea, the Central Disease Control Headquarters has announced to make improvements to strengthen and expedite the post-entry COVID-19 screening process for short-term visitors to Korea.

Before all short-term visitors were required to take a COVID-19 test either at airport testing facilities or a health clinic nearby their accommodation on their first day in Korea (until 23:59 of the next day after arrival), whereas the strengthened entry procedure effective from August 10, 2022 until September 9, 2022 requires all short-term visitors entering from Incheon, Gimhae, or Jeju international airports to take a PCR test at the airport testing facility upon arrival.

For a smooth transition, visitors will be notified of the airport testing requirement by the flight crew upon boarding the plane. Visitors can book their post-entry PCR test through the Q-Code system ahead of time to expedite the process.

Airport testing centres
  • 4 Centers in Incheon International Airport (Terminal 1 East & West Wings, Terminal 2 East & West Wings)
  • 1 Center in Gimhae International Airport
  • 1 Center in Jeju International Airport
     
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