COVID-19 Korea Entry Restrictions _ 06 JUL

COVID-19 Korea Entry Restrictions _ 06 JUL

Updated restrictions regarding COVID-19 in S.Korea.(As of 06July)

*General Information:
Individuals are required to wear protective face coverings on public transportation, in most public indoor areas, and at any large gathering events.

*CREW Restrictions:
In Spite of COVID 19, South Korea does not restrict CREW members.
Crews do not require the VISA, 14 days Quarantine and COVID 19 test.

*Safety Guidelines for Flight Crew during Stay in Accommodations(20.12.22~)
1. Do not leave where you’re staying in for purposes other than matters related to aircraft operation during your stay and do not invite anybody including family members and acquaintances.
2. Have your meals delivered through room service as much as possible during your stay and avoid using convenience facilities.
3. Monitor your health condition constantly during your stay with the self-diagnosis application installed upon arrival.

*Passenger Entry restriction :
 All VISAs exemption entry into S.Korea for 90 countries except 21 countries will be suspended as of 13Apr.
[See below unrestricted 21 countries](As of 13th Apr, 2020)
 All valid single/multiple short-term VISAs issued before 05 Apr, 2020 are suspended (As of Apr 13)
(Exceptions : Long-term visa and short-term employment (C-4) visa)
 All foreign passengers(Foreign and Korean) arriving in S.Korea should have an PCR negative result(English version) issued within 72 hours prior to the departure date.(Effective 0001L on 24 Feb)

*Crew is excluded from this restrictions.
 PCR Negative Result must contain following information.
-Name(same with passport), Date of Birth or Passport Number.
-Test Method, Test Result : Real time PCR is required to verify the inspection method.
-Date of Inspection, Date of Issue: Required to confirm conformity of criteria within 72 hours of departure.
-Official seal of the issuing authority.
 Countries subject to quarantine reinforcement
All passengers(including Korean) who depart from Nepal, Phlippines, should have an PCR negative result issued within 72 hours prior to the departure. The test has to be conducted by the Korean embassy’s designated facilities (The facilities can be found on the embassy’s website)
 Business travelers from Japan and Singapore are that discontinue fast track. But they are included in the list of quarantine exemptions if they have been vaccinated by a vaccine approved by the WHO.
 Passengers from the Philippines and Russia(In Russia, it applies only to port entry crew members), they should bring a PCR negative result issued by an inspection agency designated by Korean Embassy.

*Quarantine Regulations:
 All passengers entering S.Korea will be quarantined 14 days and required COVID 19 test
 Korean nationals/foreign nationals of long-term stay : will be quarantined at registered address and be tested within 3 days at local county
 All foreign nationals of short-term visit : will be quarantined at designated facilities with own expense and be tested PCR within 1-3 days at airport or facility.
 Mandatory screenings are ongoing for international arrivals at all ports of entry nationwide, and testing is almost certain for symptomatic passengers. Officials will screen travelers with COVID-19 symptoms immediately and transport other passengers from Incheon International Airport (ICN) to designated testing facilities in Seoul.
 COVID-19 test will take 1-2 days. A 14-day self-quarantine requirement remains in place for all international travelers, regardless of testing outcomes.
 The quarantine exemption certificate
 Passengers have completed vaccination abroad can apply the exemptions to quarantine regardless their nationality if conditions have to be matched with below
(except South Africa, Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Bangladeshi, Equatorial Guinea, Brazil, Suriname, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina, Malta, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines)

a. Vaccines allowed -Moderna, Pfizer, Janssen, AZ, Kobishield, Sinopharm, Sinovac
b. Two weeks later fully vaccinated
c. Purpose of Visit : (a) important business, (b academic/public interest, (c) urgent humanitarian reasons (d) visiting the immediate family

 Certificate is valid only if it is issued within 1 month of the date of the arrival to Korea
 Duration of exemptions: 14 days
 Un-vaccinated passengers can be rejected the exemption certificate according to their nationalities cause by mutated virus. Please contact our team to check it

*[Business, Academic/public interest Visitors]
1. Applicants for the quarantine exemption certificate must visit Korea with B-1(visa exempt), B-2(no visa), C-1, C-3, C-4, D-7(New from Sept. 12th, 2020), D-8, or D-9 visa.
2. The Korean Embassy or Consulate issues quarantine exemption certificates only after we receive an official request by document from the Korean government office such as MOTIE (Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy), MSS (Ministry of SMEs and Startups), etc.
Before you visit the Embassy or submit the exemption application, please contact the Embassy to confirm your quarantine exemption approval.
 From Dec. 10th, 2020, quarantine exemption applicants are required to submit application documents to the Business Travel Support Center in Korea. The Business Travel Support Center will distribute the quarantine exemption requests to the corresponding ministry in Korea. Then the Ministry will review the quarantine exemption request and once the Ministry approves it, it will send the notification to the Korean Embassy or Consulate.
 Business Travel Support Center : Call Center (+82-1566-8110), Email (, Website :
3. The maximum period for the quarantine exemption for the purpose of business is 14 days after an arrival in Korea. If your exemption is less than 14 days, you must either be quarantined for a total of 14 days (including exemption period) in your own place or in a government-designated facility(required to pay up to KRW 150,000 a day) or leave the country.
4. Required Documents
 Valid passport and 1 copy of passport
 Quarantine Exemption Application : The contents should be the same as those submitted to the relevant Korean ministry.
 Itinerary for Quarantine Exemption Period : The contents should be the same as those submitted to the relevant Korean ministry.
 Agreement to the Terms and Conditions
 Proof of stay such as hotel reservation confirmation or write an exact address in Korea
 Vaccination certificate if vaccinated.
5. The applicant for the quarantine exemption certificate should visit Embassy or email all the required documents to the Embassy

*[Visitors for urgent humanitarian reasons and visiting the immediate family]
Passengers can register the ‘isolation exemption certificate’ to Korea embassy in the departure country through the E-mail or visit there.
 Transit restrictions
 Transit is allowed within 24 hours from arrival time.
 Customs: There is no limit on quantity due to eased regulations on masks.

**** Unrestricted 21 Countries (Visa-Free entry):
Asia Pacific(3)
Guam, New Caledonia, Palau
USA, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominica, Barbados, Venezuela, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Malta, Ireland, United Kingdom, Monaco, Vatican, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Slovenia

*Parking restriction:
Since many commercial aircrafts are staying on the ground, it is very difficult to get GA parking spots.
But we can arrange overnight parking at RKSI and RKSS.
RKSI is the best option for overnight crew rest, tech stop and pax transit.
RKSS is available overnight parking and hangar space for GA aircraft.
We’re ready to help you with any issue and any time.

Thank you and best regards
UBjet Aviation Jason LIM

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