Learn More: Health Declaration Form
Content updated, May 2023
Get your Health Declaration with iVisa and travel freely to South Korea!
Do you want to experience a country full of culture, historical legacy, and diverse landscapes? South Korea is the perfect place to visit ancient temples, explore dense jungles and relax on its beaches. Unlike North Korea, this country is open to the public and allows all types of visits.
Before you go, it is essential for you to know that all foreign tourists visiting Korea are required to acquire the South Korea Health Declaration to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Immigration security measures are subject to frequent changes, so it is advised to update the Korea Disease Control Agency (KDCA) or the main government website. Keep reading to find out how to apply.
What is the South Korea Health Declaration?
The South Korea health declaration form is a travel document you must show officials before boarding your flight. Many countries currently require similar documents to be either submitted before traveling or shown upon arrival.
These forms require the traveler to attest that they have not been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 or has had any symptoms in the days prior to travel.
This document also allows you to monitor the entry of travelers in South Korea and follow up if they come into contact with someone with the virus at any time so that you can perform immediate screening and quarantine as necessary.
Nationalities eligible to apply for the health Declaration for South Korea
No matter which country you are traveling from, all nationalities must apply for the South Korean Health Declaration and present it at the border in printed or virtual form.
For how long is the South Korea Health Declaration valid?
This type of document can only be used for a single entry. If you must leave the country for any reason, you will need to fill it out again to enter the country.
Travel requirements and required documents for the South Korea Health Declaration
To obtain your travel document, according to Foreign Affairs, you must submit the following:
- Passport information: To process the travel document, we need your personal passport information. The health declaration form must have the same information as your ID.
- Email address: A valid email address is required to send you your confirmation and travel document.
- Payment method: You can pay for the process with a debit or credit card.
Do I need a South Korea Health Declaration to transit?
Transit through South Korea is permitted for all international travelers who meet the requirements of their final destination. However, if you need to stay in a hotel, want to visit the country for a few days, or for any other reason, you must still submit the form.
How to apply for the South Korea Health Declaration online
This document can be processed very quickly. Just follow these three steps:
- First step: Fill out our online questionnaire with your personal information. Then, you must choose the preferred processing time according to your needs.
- Second step: Check if all the information entered is correct. Once confirmed, make the payment.
- Third step: You must upload the necessary information and wait for your document to be delivered.
Once the process is completed, you will receive the electronic document by email. If you do not find it in your inbox, it may be in SPAM.
Costs and processing time of the South Korea Health Declaration
The South Korea Health Declaration doesn't have a government fee, so you can get this form FOR FREE on the government website. If you want to get the South Korea Health Declaration in less than 4 hours, at iVisa we have different fees to help you speed up the process. The processing times with their costs are the following:
Standard Processing Time: Get your health declaration in 1 Business Day for the total fee of USD $60.99.
Rush Processing Time: This option takes only 8 hours for a total fee of USD $111.99.
Super Rush Processing Time: If you’re in a rush, choose this option, which takes just 4 hours for a total fee of USD $189.99.
Do minors need a South Korea Health Declaration to enter South Korea?
All family members must have a health declaration form to enter the country. A parent or guardian may apply if the child is not old enough to complete it.
COVID-19 requirements or restrictions
All passengers are subject to health examinations upon arrival, such as temperature checks and visual screening, regardless of vaccination status.
Do I need to take a COVID-19 test before traveling to South Korea?
No, you don't. There are no testing requirements.
Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccination certificate for South Korea?
No, you don't. As of today, COVID-19 vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter South Korea.
Do I need to quarantine when I get to South Korea?
According to Korean authorities, there are no mandatory quarantine measures for travelers.
Other things to know before traveling to South Korea
It is said that the best time to travel to South Korea is autumn, when the skies are clear, and you can avoid the sweltering heat. The autumn months are from September to November. Another perfect time is the summer, which is also the most touristy period. It is very hot, but you can still enjoy beach and pool destinations.
Korea's currency is the Won, and it is divided into 50,000, 10,000, 5,000 and 1,000 Won bills. Exchange offices are not as frequent as in other Asian countries, and you often have to look for banks or ATMs if you need cash. It is therefore advisable to carry some cash and frequently use credit or debit cards to pay for things. The use of public transport is recommended in South Korea. It has one of the most efficient and extensive transport networks in Asia. It has a wide network of high-speed, local, and regional trains and an impressive bus network. In big cities, you can use the subway to get around quickly.
Don't forget to get travel or medical insurance before you travel to South Korea to avoid issues getting medical treatment for COVID-19 or other medical needs.
Where can I contact you?
If you have any questions about iVisa or the South Korea health declaration form, you can contact our customer service team online or write an email at [email protected]. We can help you 24/7 with any queries you may have.
Required Documents to Apply
The South Korea Health Declaration Form is one of the required documents you will need to enter South Korea. It DOES NOT replace a visa.
The Health Declaration Form for South Korea can be used for a single entry only.
All travelers must fill out the South Korea Health Declaration Form.
There are no COVID-19 related requirements in South Korea.
iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.
I couldn't complete the South Korean Health Declaration form due to an error. What now?
What can I do if my South Korea Health Declaration Form has been canceled or rejected?
All information submitted is reviewed by an iVisa expert. The iVisa processing fees may be refunded if the government rejects or cancels your registration. It is not possible to refund any government fees.
You may reapply for your South Korea Health Declaration Form via iVisa, depending on the reasons for cancellation or rejection.
My credit card is not working. What can I do to pay online?
The registration of your South Korea Health Declaration is done 100% online, including the payment.
If the credit card payment is not working, iVisa also offers alternative payment methods, such as debit card payments or PayPal.
I made a mistake in one of my answers on the South Korea Health Declaration form. Can I modify it?
We understand that mistakes happen. Please contact our customer service team as soon as possible so they can help you fix the problem. Remember that our experts are available 24/7 via online chat or email.
However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to edit your information. This depends on:
If you have already uploaded any documents and paid the processing fee of the form.
If the form has already been reviewed and processed by an iVisa expert.
If the South Korean government allows editing existing applications.
I have not received my approved form or confirmation email. What now?
There may be a problem with your email address, or the email went to your SPAM folder.
You can also access your approved travel documents in your iVisa account, which is created automatically during the application process. Simply log in here for the first time, create a password, and go to your iVisa dashboard for an overview of your applications and travel documents.
Please send your full name, travel document, and birthdate if you are still unable to locate the confirmation email or your visa document.
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