The South Korean government has announced that after two years, it will be reopening the country’s borders and allowing quarantine-free entry to fully vaccinated travellers from April 1.
The country’s strict entry rules for tourists have only recently started to ease, after the quarantine period reduced from 10 to seven days by the government during the month of February. As of April 1, international tourists from most countries plus the UK, United States, Australia, and beyond, can visit South Korea providing they are vaccinated against Covid-19 – the only current exceptions to this rule are visitors from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Myanmar, who are still required to quarantine for seven days.
In recent years, South Korea has experienced significant cultural expansion thanks to the success of K-Pop groups like BTS and the binge-worthy Netflix series that broke records back in 2021, Squid Games. Travellers planning on visiting the East Asian nation this year will be required to have received a booster jab if more than 180 days have passed since the last recommended dose of vaccine. Passengers must also apply for a QR code to be scanned at immigration, which can be acquired through the Q-Code System.