All visitors to the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain an Korean visa before arriving. Visitors with roundtrip tickets from countries that have a special agreement with Korea may be exempted from the visa requirement, and can stay in Korea visa-free for periods up to 30 days, or 90 days, depending on the type of agreement between the two countries. When uncertain as to the visa requirement for entry visa to Korea, please contact the Korean Embassy or a consulate as soon as possible. For more information, Click buttons.
K-ETA Application Guide
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Notice on Temporary Exemption of K-ETA for 22 countries/regions(as of April 1, 2023)
K-ETA will be temporarily exempted to the 22 countries/regions listed below starting from April 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024, as part of a plan to support the revitalization of the tourism industry in relation to commemorating ｢Visit Korea Year (2023 ~ 2024).Kindly note, if a traveler who is eligible for K-ETA temporary exemption wants to apply for K-ETA to receive benefits such as not having to submit an arrival card upon entry, he/she may apply for K-ETA and pay the fee. ※ Previously approved K-ETA will remain valid until its expiry date.
Countries/regions eligible for K-ETA temporary exemption (as of April 1, 2023)
|Asia (5)||Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Singapore, Taiwan|
|Americas (2)||Canada, USA (including Guam)|
|Europe (13)||Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, UK|
|Oceania (2)||Australia, New Zealand|