(Update on 1 September 2022)
Following the announcement from the Korean Government as of 25 April 2022, you do not have to present any document in order to take the tests.
IELTS tests run as scheduled. Test takers should read the special measures for test takers below and be fully prepared to comply.
Please do not attend your test if:
- you are confirmed with Covid-19
- you did not receive any PCR test within one day after your entrance to Korea
- you have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms (you will be requested to submit medical certificates)
Test takers under 18 years of age are strongly recommended to be accompanied by an adult until the necessary checks at the entrance of the test venue have been completed. If you are then excluded from the test, you and your accompanying adult must leave immediately. If you have not been given permission to leave the test venue unaccompanied, you will be escorted to a holding area until an adult comes to pick you up. Our staff will follow the British Council child protection policy and procedures when they proceed with this arrangement.
Re-scheduling and refunds
We have made the following exceptions for test takers who can request to re-schedule their test date by up to three months or take a full refund without a deduction:
- are confirmed with Covid-19
- are currently in a country or place that would face quarantine on arrival in Korea, and are therefore are unable to travel to Korea for the test
- are under amy compulsory quarantine order, medical surveillance or other self-quarantine order, as required by the Korean government
- submit medical certificates to prove that you have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms.
If any of the above apply to you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your test information(your name, test type, date, and test venue). We will send you rescheduling guidelines within five working days.