Do you have questions that we can answer?

Did you not find what you were looking for?

We can help.

Contact

Please call us at toll-free +1 (866) INSUBUY or +1 (972) 985-4400.

WhatsApp: +1 (972) 795-1123

Our working hours:

8 AM to 9 PM US Central Time, 7 days a week.

Email us at: ofni

There was a problem, please make the requested changes and submit again:

  • Date cannot be in the past. Please adjust the Date.{{error}}

Thank you for reaching out to us.

We will give you a call back at +{{form.isdCode}}-{{form.phoneNumber}}.

Call Me Back

We can call you at your convenience, fill out the form below.

Name should not contain numbers or special characters.

Phone Number is required.Cannot contain special characters.Phone number should contain at least one number.

+1 (866) INSUBUY
+1 (866) 467-8289
8 AM - 9 PM US Central Time Seven Days a Week Source ID: Insubuy
+1 (866) INSUBUY467-82898 AM - 9 PM US Central TimeSeven Days a Week

INSUBUY® Insurance Blog

South Korea Reintroduces COVID Testing on Arrival

Posted: 08/03/20221,420 Views

In response to rising cases of the BA.5 omicron variant of COVID-19, South Korea has announced that they have reintroduced what is essentially on-arrival COVID-19 testing. Currently, all travelers entering South Korea, regardless of their departure country, must undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 24 hours of entering the country, and stay in quarantine until a negative test result is issued.

This is a marked change from the previous requirement, which allowed new arrivals a full three days to get tested. For all intents and purposes, the new requirement signals the return of on-arrival testing, as visitors have just one day to get tested upon entering South Korea.

What Are the Current South Korea Entry Requirements?

As of the beginning of August, 2022, all travelers to South Korea must do the following:

  • Provide a negative COVID RT-PCR test taken no more than two days prior to arrival OR a rapid antigen test taken not more than one day before arrival, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Upload their personal information and health history using South Korea’s Q-Code app prior to boarding their flight to South Korea.
  • Submit a second COVID-19 RT-PCR test no more than 24 hours after landing in South Korea.
  • Remain isolated at their hotel or other accommodation until the second negative test result is verified by South Korean authorities.

It should be noted that the cost of both the pre-departure and post-arrival COVID tests will be the responsibility of the traveler. However, if you hold a long-term South Korean visa, you can request a free RT-PCR test at a public health center.

It should also be noted that the Q-Code app mentioned previously is essential to download. This app will provide you with a notification about your post-arrival test result, and inform you when you can end isolation.

What Happens if I Test Positive for COVID-19 in South Korea?

If your post-arrival test comes back positive, you will be required to enter into a mandatory seven-day quarantine at a government-approved quarantine facility, or at your own home if you are a permanent resident. As with the testing costs, the cost of the quarantine period may have to be borne by the traveler.

The Right Insurance for Your South Korea Trip

Though we all hope to test negative for COVID-19 and have no issues during a trip abroad, the current situation in South Korea is a good reminder of the importance of COVID-19 Travel Insurance with Quarantine Coverage

An unexpected positive test and mandatory quarantine will undoubtedly result in a trip delay, and extra unexpected expenses. To avoid blowing your travel budget on an unplanned quarantine delay, make sure you have insurance coverage that can provide coverage for COVID-19, trip delays, and quarantine costs before you travel to South Korea. 

Did you know?

Prices are regulated by law.

You cannot find a lower price anywhere for the same product.

Learn More

Why purchase insurance from Insubuy®?

Same Price. Better Service.®

There are many advantages in purchasing from Insubuy® and no disadvantages.

Learn More

Visiting USA?

Healthcare costs are very high in the U.S.

Buy U.S. based visitors insurance and enjoy your trip.

Learn More

Traveling abroad?

Did you know that your insurance may not cover you abroad or that it may only provide limited coverage?

Purchase travel medical insurance that includes emergency medical evacuation.

Learn More

New immigrant to USA?

You are not eligible to enroll in Medicare for the first 5 years.

Purchase new immigrant medical insurance to bridge the gap.

Learn More

Going on a vacation?

You could lose your non-refundable trip costs if you had to cancel your trip.

Buy a trip cancellation insurance package plan and be worry-free.

Learn More

Are you an exchange visitor to USA?

The U.S. Department of State requires all J visa holders to purchase compliant insurance.

Buy J visa medical insurance to meet your requirements.

Learn More

Traveling to Europe?

Schengen countries require most non-US citizens to purchase Schengen visa insurance.

Make an instant purchase online and get instant visa letter.

Learn More

Traveling frequently throughout the year?

You don't need to purchase travel insurance for every trip.

Purchase annual multi trip travel insurance for your travels.

Learn More

International student in the U.S.?

Most schools require international students to purchase health insurance.

Purchase international student health insurance that meets most school requirements.

Learn More