Current travel advisories for South Korea

Last Update: Monday, 17. May 2021 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to South Korea.


Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.2 / 5

South Korea is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia) with around 49 million citizens and a land mass of 98,480 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.4 / 5

South Korea shares a land border with North Korea. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.4. See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 127,772 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 1,875 reported deaths associated with the disease in South Korea.


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0


Finnish government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - I allmänhet är Sydkorea ett tryggt resmål. Situationen på Koreahalvön kan emellertid förändras snabbt. Följ medierna samt webbplatsen och de sociala medierna för Finlands ambassad i Seoul.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Canadian government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Danish government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Sydkorea pga. landets betydelige indrejserestriktioner, selvom Sydkorea er på EU’s liste over lande uden for EU og Schengenområdet, som det kan overvejes at åbne for. Erhvervsrejser anses som nødvendige rejser og kan derfor gennemføres. Færdigvaccinerede og deres medrejsende børn under 18 år samt tidligere smittede med fast bopæl i Danmark er undtaget anbefalingen om, at alle ikke-nødvendige rejser frarådes til orange lande og regioner. De kan derfor rejse. Vær dog fortsat opmærksom på lokale indrejserestriktioner. Du bør læse om indrejserestriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav hos den danske ambassade i Seoul, da der kan være krav om fx COVID-19-test, vaccinedokumentation, udfyldning af formularer el.lign. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig ift. test og isolation, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på Du kan få svar på ofte stillede spørgsmål her. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


Country information

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Basic facts

around 49 million
Covering landmass
98,480 km²
220V - 60Hz
Won (KRW)
ISO 2-Letter Code
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Top Level Domain
Mobile frequencies (MHz)

Airports in South Korea (extern)


Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in South Korea.

Is South Korea safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to South Korea. The risk index is at 3.2 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for South Korea?

We currently know of 5 countries having issued advisories for South Korea.

What countries does South Korea share land borders with?

South Korea shares a land border with North Korea. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.4. See danger map of the region.

Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!