Alert – U.S. Embassy Seoul, Republic of Korea

March 30, 2020

Location:  All Airports in South Korea

Event:  Two Week, Government Facility Quarantine Will be Required for All Short-Term Travelers to South Korea

The government of Korea has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

Visit the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 website for updated information.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Korea.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.  

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