South Korea to ease flight restrictions and entry for unvaccinated foreigners

Incheon International Airport

South Korea will remove quarantine requirements for foreign arrivals who are without Covid vaccination from June 8, 2022, and lift aviation regulations on international flights.

This is a change from the existing seven-day quarantine obligation for unvaccinated foreign arrivals.

Flight restrictions will be eased from June 8, permitting more flights to land at Incheon International Airport and through the night

The decision from prime minister Han Duck-soo on June 3 came as South Korea sees a stabilisation of the Covid-19 situation.

However, the government will maintain the requirement of a negative PCR test result prior to entry and a PCR test within 72 hours after arrival.

Meanwhile, the removal of aviation regulations imposed at Incheon International Airport from June 8 will ensure that flights can respond better to travel recovery. Some of the changes include allowing 40 flights to land at Incheon per hour instead of the current cap at 20 flights per hour; and the removal of a night flight curfew from 20.00 to 05.00, allowing round-the-clock operations at the country’s air hub.

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