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Before You Go / Health & Vaccinations

Health & VaccinationsRecommended Vaccinations prior to Travel

Although South Korea is predominantly a clean and disease free country, it is wise to obtain some standard inoculations at least 4 weeks prior to travel.

See the website or speak to your doctor to ensure you have up to date information. Make sure that they are aware you are travelling to South Korea and not the North, as the requirements for each country differ.

The list below is the current recommendation for people travelling to South Korea.

  • Routine (Recommended if you are not up-to-date with routine shots such as, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc)

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Malaria – If travelling to far northern part of South Korea.

E2 Visa Health Statement Questionnaire

This form is a routine part of the visa application process. It can be downloadable here, and should be included as part of your Visa application along with the other required documents. See the Applications Page for more details.

Medical Exam

All non-Korean nationals entering the country to work have to undergo a basic medical examination. This will be conducted at a hospital or clinic within the first 90 days of your arrival in Korea. The test is nothing to be unduly concerned about (it is comprised of some basic tests for STDs and illegal substances) and you should expect your new employer to organise and help arrange transport to and from the tests.

If you have any concerns about the medical examination, or any other questions about health issues or vaccinations, please do not hesitate to contact one of our representatives. 

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