Traveling to Korea can sometimes be confusing. But travel and arrival also can be easier when they are planned carefully in advance. Mason Korea is here to support our students traveling to Incheon, South Korea, and getting onto campus.
This page has been updated as of May 9, 2023.
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Complete K-ETA. This must be done at least 72 hours prior to boarding your flight.
For those who arrive at ICN Incheon Airport, complete the survey below to submit your travel itinerary and register for arrival support services from the Mason Korea University Life team. The survey should be submitted at least 3 weeks before your arrival for the timely arrangement of support.
If you are an on-campus resident who submitted the check-in application to the IGC Housing in advance, make sure to read about check-in requirements posted on the On-Campus Housing page and prepare for it BEFORE your departure.
Q-Code is an online health check system established by the KDCA(the public health authority). We strongly recommend checking the Q-Code website and completing the process regularly before your departure in order to shorten the time for health inspection upon entry to the Republic of Korea.
Currently, Korean health authorities are not requiring travelers to upload COVID-19 vaccination or testing results to Q-Code except for travelers coming into Korea from China.
Please join us in MS Teams. This will allow you to send messages to the UL staff and student leaders during/after travel to receive support.
Carrying Prescription Drug
The Narcotics Policy Division of the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) states that any narcotics-containing medication (including CBD oil) is strictly prohibited from being imported into Korea, even with a doctor’s prescription. For other prescription medications, visitors must submit a written application to the Narcotics Control Division of the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) before traveling. Please contact the KFDA for application procedure and up-to-date information at +82-43-719-2813 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For medications that do not contain narcotics or amphetamines, up to six bottles of medication (or equivalent to a three-month supply) will be permitted into Korea, provided they are for personal use only. Visitors must bring the original prescriptions, a letter from your doctor specifying the medical condition, and a statement from your doctor on the medicines you are importing.
The Korean Customs Service at Incheon Airport has authority over which medications will be allowed to be carried into the country. You may wish to consult with your U.S. doctor regarding substitute medicines, or sources of local equivalent medicines in Korea.
For more information, please look into their website http://www.mfds.go.kr/eng/index.do
For those who choose to travel independently, up-to-date information about airport arrival procedures can be found on the following webpage.
Songdo area, in which Mason Korea is located, is very close to the Incheon Airport. It takes about 30 minutes by car from the airport to campus. If you are traveling independently, we recommend taking a taxi from the airport to get to the Songdo area. It is the fastest option.
Other public transportation options can be somewhat challenging especially if you have a lot of luggage. You can explore other transportation options on the Incheon International Airport website.
There are several hotels nearby the campus that are affiliated with Mason Korea. All faculty, staff and students will receive discounts on the products and services by showing valid Mason Korea ID Card upon payment or ordering. *
We recommend Skypark Hotel the most as it’s the nearest one to the campus (distance about 10 minutes by taxi, close to the metro) and many of our past visitors have stayed there. We also recommend Orakai Hotel and Oakwood Premier.
Find more detailed information under the 'Hotel' section of the following webpage.
* Disclaimer: Mason Korea does not sponsor or endorse any of the businesses included in this list, nor does it guarantee the quality of the products and services.