The latest South Korea travel requirements to enjoy quarantine-free travel!
Having been through the whole process from Changi to Incheon and back, here are some of my tips to make your journey a smoother one!
[Update 30 Sep 2022]: Travellers entering South Korea from 1 October 2022
Travellers entering South Korea from 1 October 2022
no longer need to go through an on-arrival PCR test
. This new measure means that travellers no longer need to do any form of Covid-19 test before
departing for Korea
and arriving in Korea.
#KlookTip: The info in this article is updated as of the publishing date. Keep tabs on the
The info in this article is updated as of the publishing date. Keep tabs on the
official Embassy of South Korea to Singapore website
for any current updates/notices regarding the latest travel requirements.
Before all the travel planning, do remember that:
Your passport has to have at least 6 months of validity
Travellers 18 years old and above will have to be fully vaccinated with your second dose or booster taken within 180 days of departure
Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 will be able to travel if accompanied by a fully-vaccinated adult
Those between the age of 12-17 who have received their second dose of vaccination will also be considered as fully-vaccinated without the need of a booster
Now that that’s out of the way, here’s a
checklist of all the important documents
you’ll need for your trip.
Passport with at least 6 months of validity
Recommended self-Administered ART on Day 6 or 7 (Arrival day is day 1)
SG e-arrival card
3 days before arrival in Singapore
#KlookTip: Keep a soft copy of all these documents in your smartphone and print out and carry along hardcopies as well because you will be asked for them quite frequently at both airports!
1. South Korea Testing Requirements
[UPDATE]: From 1 October 2022 all international travellers:
2. Apply for a K-ETA
This is the electronic travel visa that you would have to apply for to visit South Korea. It will cost you $13 and you can
apply for it here
3. Register for Q-Code
You will have to
register for a Q-Code
with your vaccination records. A QR code will be issued to your email after registration. Do remember to print this out!
4. Get your SIM card
Of course you can also opt to get your SIM card at the airport or have it delivered to you in Singapore.
5. Pre-book your transport to your accommodation
For a truly fuss-free experience, I would recommend pre-booking a private hire car to get you straight from the airport to your accommodation.
goes nonstop between Incheon International Airport and Seoul Station. You’ll get from the airport to downtown Seoul in 43 minutes!
Or if you’re looking for a speedy way from Incheon Airport to Seoul, you can take the
AREX Incheon Express Train
that. You’ll get from the airport to downtown Seoul in 43 minutes!
6. Book a non-stop flight from Singapore to South Korea
With all your pre-trip preparations now complete, all you need to do now is to
book your flight to South Korea
and you’re good to go!
7. Upon arrival at Incheon Airport
The final step before your long-awaited getaway in South Korea! Once again, check out our
Instagram story highlight
for an on the ground run-through of the steps that you need to take before leaving the Airport.
Documents to prepare on hand here:
Health questionnaire (YELLOW paper)
Travel record declaration (WHITE paper)
#KlookTip: Have the hard copy of your important documents on hand with you at all times to make things smoother.
Pre-departure from South Korea
SG Arrival Card
up to 72 hours before departure for Singapore. Under the current Vaccinated Travel Framework, testing for fully-vaccinated travellers is no longer required to return to Singapore.
Korea VTL FAQs
1. What if I am travelling to other parts of South Korea instead of Seoul? Do I still need to do an on-arrival PCR?
2. Can I pick up the SIM card from the airport after I land at Incheon Airport?
Yes, you can collect your SIM card at the arrival hall!
3. How do I get to my accommodation from the airport?
You will be able to take any mode of transport (Private hire/Public) to your accommodation or the AREX train to downtown Seoul.
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