South Korea (ROK)

South Korea (ROK) map

Region: East Asia


Passport Validity
Valid at time of entry
- Holders of confirmed onward tickets through Seoul Incheon (ICN), are permitted transit without visa in international transit area for up to 24 hours.
Dual Nationality
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

COVID-19 Travel Alert

Updated: 2020-04-13
(Source: Incheon Airport: Special Arrival Procedure)
  • Starting March 3, all arriving travelers must: (1) complete and submit a health questionnaire and travel record declaration, (2) get checked for COVID-19 symptoms and (3) install a self-diagnosis application in their personal device.
No Entry
(Source: IATA Travel Centre)
  1. Hubei Province of China (PRC), 'Diamond Princess' cruise ship: Entry and transit denied to all persons who have been in either of these areas 14 days prior to arrival.
  2. Entry denied to travelers who are nationals of China (PRC) with a passport issued in the Hubei Province.
  3. Entry denied to travelers who are nationals of Japan who do not hold a Korean visa issued on or after 9 March 2020.
Conditions Of Entry
(Sources: Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the USA: Notice for Travelers [PDF download], U.S. Embassy & Consulate in the Republic of Korea)
  1. Starting April 1, all arriving travelers are subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days from the day after entry.
  2. Travelers who are long-term or residential will be required to self-quarantine at their own residences.
  3. Short-term travelers without a confirmed address in Korea are subject to quarantine at a facility designated by the Korean government. The quarantine facility is allocated randomly and cannot be changed for personal reasons. Transportation from the airport to the facility will be provided.
  4. The total expense for facility quarantine is KRW 1,400,000/US$1,134 (KRW 100,000/US$81 daily). The expense should be paid before entering the facility. The expense is not refundable as discharge is not possible during the quarantine period. The expense includes costs for accommodation, meals, etc.
  5. Flight passengers are required to complete and submit the Agreement to Facility Quarantine prior to boarding. Otherwise, if the passenger does not submit the agreement, entry to Korea will be denied.
Temporary Suspension Of Visa Exemptions
(Source: "S. Korea to Suspend Visa Exemptions for 90 Countries Starting Monday" )
  • Starting April 13, visa-free entry and visa waiver programs for 90 states will be suspended. The states affected are those that are imposing entry bans on South Koreans: 34 in Europe, 23 from the Americas, 18 in the Asia-Pacific region, 9 in the Middle East, and 6 in Africa. USA will not be affected, as it still allows South Koreans to enter.