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COVID-19 Safety Information

Last Updated on September 5, 2022
ICoLA 2022 has prepared all necessary hygiene and safety measures according to Korean regulations.


Please note that the following rules apply for participation in the ICoLA 2022.

Entry to Korea

Effective August 31, the pre-departure PCR test has been abolished and it is no longer required when entering Korea.

You will be required to complete a short Q-CODE online form before arrival (we strongly recommend using a mobile phone for the best experience, as the desktop version may ask you to download a security plug-in which is likely to be blocked by your computer network). The Korean government will strive to encourage foreign nationals with short-term stay visas who enter the country for tourism or other reasons to get tested promptly at the airport testing center or other location.

On arrival at Incheon Airport, you are required to take a PCR test. After taking the test, you can travel straight to your hotel to await the result, which will arrive within 4-6 hours of taking the test. If you do not complete PCR test at the airport, you must complete PCR test at medical center nearby your accommodation. (RAT test is NOT valid).

COVID-19 Updates

As the pandemic stabilizes in Republic of Korea, the Korean government is moving closer to returning to normal life post-pandemic by lifting almost all COVID-19 social distancing rules including the outdoor mask mandate as of May 2.

According to the Korean government plan, the 7-day quarantine for those who test positive for COVID-19 will be eased from ‘mandatory’ to ‘recommended’ on May 23.

Korea has reached over 86% of fully vaccinated people, ranking 7th highest among OECD member countries. View the latest vaccination details in Korea here.

For the most up-to-date information on entering Korea, please click here for general COVID-19 updates in Korea and for other useful information please here.

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