Updated on May 17th, 2023.



Status of Covid-19 in Korea

As of June 1st, 2023, the COVID-19 alert level will be lowered by the KDCA (Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency) from the “critical level” (level 4) to the “alert level” (level 3). This means most anti-COVID measure will now be lifted, especially:

  • Quarantine for COVID patients.
    The mandatory isolation period of 7 days for covid patients will be reduced to 5 days and not imposed but “recommended”. KCDA still encourages employers and schools to have their own systems to give resting periods to employees and students if they show symptoms. Only medical institution and high-risk facilities such as nursing home will still implement mandatory quarantine.
  • PCR tests after arrivals from abroad.
    It was not obligatory but still recommended to do a PCR test within 3 days after arrival. The recommendation will be lifted.
  • Masks.
    The mandatory mask mandate was lifted in most indoor spaces earlier this year, but was still effective in clinics, pharmacies, and hospitals. Masks will only be mandatory in hospitals from now on.

Entry in France

Since August 1st, 2022, travel restrictions to France no longer apply, including for travels from South Korea to France.

For more information in French, refer to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website

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Entry in Korea

Since October 1st, 2022, travelers to Korea are no longer required to provide a PCR test upon their departure and following their arrival on the Korean territory. However, they are still required to fill-in their health information on the Q-Code system.

Additionally, since April 1st, 2023, and until December 31st, 2024, nationals of 22 countries*, including France, wishing to enter the country on short-term or tourist visas are no longer required to submit a K-ETA (South Korea's electronic travel authorization) to enter the territory.


*Countries included are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Macao, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK, and the US (including Guam).


Useful links and contacts


  • KCDA Hotline: 1339  (Services available 24/7)

KCDA WEBSITE  (Korean, English)

Covid-19 government official website (Korean, English)

korean mINISTRY OF HEALTH WEBSITE  (Korean, English)

Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance (Korean, English)

Covid-19 Seoul metropolitan government webpage (English)

EMBASSY Website  (French)

FKCCI  (French/Korean/English)


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