Travel Advisory: South Korea – Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution)

If you travel to South Korea, you should:

  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Discuss
    travel to South Korea with your healthcare provider. Older adults and
    travelers with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Clean
    your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20
    seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at
    60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for South Korea.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist

See for additional guidance.

*Source: OSAC, CDC