Visa and Entry Requirements

You are NOT required to be vaccinated.

From 08 June 2022, Vaccination is NOT a requirement for entry into Korea.

You MUST have a K-ETA or Visa

Travelers who are entering Korea for activities allowed under C-3 visa (i.e tourism, business meetings, short-term study, family visit) may apply for K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) if they are from a country eligible for K-ETA. Travelers who are not eligible to apply for K-ETA, whose purpose of visit is not covered by K-ETA or whose K-ETA application is denied may apply for visa.

Visa and Entry Requirements
K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) VISA
Who should apply for K-ETA?
Nationals from countries that have visa-waiver or visa-free agreement with Korea and whose purpose of visit is tourism, business, discussions, conferences, short-term study with stay below 90 days...etc.

How to apply: You may apply for K-ETA at
“” (Mobile app.: K-ETA) is the one and ONLY official website operated by the government of the Republic of Korea.

When to apply:At least one (1) month before departure to avoid unnecessary inconvenience. ​
Who should apply for VISA?
Nationals who are not eligible for K-ETA, whose K-ETA application is denied or whose purpose of visit is not covered under K-ETA.

Find your VISA
Select the nationality of your passport below for more informationVisa Navigator

VISA Application Form
You can see detailed information for Visa applicationApplication Form

In celebration of ‘Visit Korea Year (2023~2024)’, K-ETA will be temporarily exempted for 22 countries/regions from 01 April 2023 to 31 December 2024 (KST).

  • List of 22 countries/regions eligible for temporary exemption of K-ETA:
    - Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Macao, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, US (including Guam).

  • Starting from July 3, 2023, K-ETA requirement will be exempted for ages 17 years old and under, and 65 years old and above.
    - Travelers who wish to receive benefits from K-ETA application, such as not having to submit an arrival card upon entry, may apply for K-ETA, and in this case, the application fee will be charged.

  • Expansion of K-ETA validity from 2 years → to 3 years (as of July 3, 2023)
    - The validity period of K-ETA will be expanded to 3 years for applicants who apply after 00 hours, July 3, 2023 (Korea Standard Time)

    For more information, please call the Immigration Contact Center at 1345 (no area code) or click here.

Q-code registration is no longer required.

You are NOT required to take any COVID-19 test.

No COVID-19 testing required for pre-departure and on-arrival and There is NO quarantine imposed.

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