South Korea has lifted quarantine and entry requirement for travellers from 1 July regardless of the vaccination status. However, K-ETA and negative test results must be obtained in advance.
Visa-Free Entry to South Korea with K-ETA
Visa-free entry for HKSAR & BNO passport holders will be resumed for short-term visiting purposes. (i.e. tourism, business meetings, family visit, etc.) regardless of their vaccination status. However, travellers must apply for K-ETA and obtain approval prior to departure, ，click to know more about the policy。
|Application time||At least 72 hours prior to boarding your flight or ship|
|Allowed period of stay||90 days|
|Apply||Apply via website / Download K-ETA Mobile APP|
Obtain PCR Test / Rapid Antigen Test Report for Quarantine-Free Travel to Korea
Travellers are required to present negative test reports of PCR test within 2 days of departure, or RAT test within 1 day of departure. Travellers should register for Q-Code in advance by providing personal information and test reports, and present the code upon arrival.
A PCR test has to be taken at Incheon Airport or other designated medical institutions within 3 days after arrival (recommended to take on day 1).
- Q-Code Registration
INDICAID lab Hong Kong Testing Center – Obtain HK COVID Test for Travel
PCR Test for Travel
Standard: $480 (test report within 24 hrs)
Express: $780 (test report at 6pm on the day of PCR test)Learn more
Rapid Antigen Test Report for Travel
(printed test report on the spot within 30 mins)
Lifted Outdoor Face Mask Mandate
Starting from 2 May, South Korea had lifted the outdoor face mask mandate except for indoor activities or attending an event with more than 50 participants.