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WSSFN 2021

WSSFN 2021
World Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery
June 20~23, 2021
Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea
Neuromodulation:Shaping the Future

Pre-Departure Negative PCR COVID-19 TEST Requirement for International Arrivals

All travelers entering the Republic of Korea are required to submit pre-departure negative COVID-19 PCR test (or a supervised Rapid Antigen Test) results upon arrival. Travelers without a valid test result will be prohibited from boarding the flight.


Category Requirement
Test type (Method)
  • It needs to be based on nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs).

    • Either a supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) taken at a hospital or clinic, or DNA amplification-based PCR test (RT-PCR, LAMP, TMA, SDA or NEAR, etc.) is valid.
    • All forms of self-administered tests are NOT valid regardless of test type.
Time of testing and
issuance of
PCR(RAT)negative certification
  • The test must be performed and the PCR negative certificate must be issued within 48 hours (two days) before the departure date.

    • A supervised negative COVID-19 RAT result must be issued within 24 hours prior to the departure date.
  • (Example)
    If you are departing from a country to Korea on September 5, 2022 at 10:00, you must submit your negative PCR test result taken after 00:00 on September 3, 2022 or supervised negative RAT result taken after 00:00 on September 4, 2022.
Required items
  • Name*, date of birth**, test method, test date, test result, date of issuance, and name of testing center should be included in the test result.

    • The name on the test result needs to match the name on the passport (middle name can be omitted as long as the other names are identical)
    • Passport number or national ID number is acceptable in lieu of date of birth
Test result
  • The test result must be NEGATIVE.

    • If the test result is “INDETERMINATE”, “UNCLEAR”, or “POSITIVE”, the relevant result is invalid.
  • The test method must be written in Korean or English.

    • If the test method is written in a language other than Korean or English, a translated copy of the test result in Korean or English needs to be submitted together with a certificate of translation. (If the test result was translated by individual translators, the translated document needs to be certified by a notary office or Korean embassy.)

※ Make sure to check the arrival procedure for each country on the websites of diplomatic missions abroad prior to departure (Websites of Diplomatic Missions Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea (

Measures taken if a person does not submit a PCR(RAT) negative certificate, or if a submitted certificate does not meet the requirements

Before entry
If you do not have a PCR(RAT) negative certificate or have a certificate which does not meet the requirements, you will not be allowed to board the aircraft.
※ A person who is exempt from submission of a PCR(RAT) negative certificate is allowed to board the airplane even if he or she does not have a certificate, or if the certificate does not meet the requirements.
After entry
Korean nationals and foreign nationals on a long-term stay must receive a PCR test at the public health center and wait for the test results at home(or dorm)
- Foreigners on a short-term stay are not permitted to enter Korea.


Before entry

PCR negative confirmation tested within 48 hours of departure date or submitted RAT (fast antigen test) negative confirmation (implemented on May 23, 2022).

  • Make sure to bring an inspection result printout.
After entry
  • Before 2022.7.25(Monday) KST: PCR test within 3 days of arrival.
  • Entrant from KST on July 25, 2022 (Monday): PCR test on the first day of entry (recognized by the day of entry or the day after arrival).

* For more information, please check the attached file below, and if you have any further questions, please contact the airline you plan to use.

Frequently Asked Questions about Negative PCR COVID-19 TEST Requirement for International Arrivals.pdf 

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WSSFN 2022 Secretariat
  • Address : 502, Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 06119
  • Tel : +82-070-4901-8062
  • E-mail :
세계정위기능신경외과학회 조직위원회 (WSSFN)
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