Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before the visitation. For nationals in countries eligible for visa-free entry to Korea, one must obtain K-ETA. This is a new measure put in force in Oct. 2021. Please make sure to check whether you need a Korean visa or K-ETA.
※ Starting July 1st 2020, The Embassy of the Republic of Korea (ROK) issues a Confirmation of Visa Issuance in place of a visa label as an entry permit into Korea.
Please visit the Korea Visa Portal website, or contact your local Korean Embassy for accurate visa information, as rules and regulations vary depending on the country you’re coming from.
The Korean government may have suspended visa exemptions and visa-free entry for foreign nationals in some countries due to Covid-19. Therefore, all individuals in those countries may be required to apply for a visa before travel even though they were previously eligible for visa-free travel to Korea. The list of countries affected by this measure can vary at any time with chages in Covid-19 circumstances; please make sure to check the up-to-date entry requirements before leaving for Korea.
If you need a letter of invitation for participating in LTD20, please email to the LTD20 Secretariat at email@example.com.
The LTD20 Organizing Committee issues invitation letters only to the LTD20 participants who have completed the registration along with the payment process. If you need an invitation letter before the registration page is open, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
K-ETA is mandatory for nationals or citizens of 112 countries/regions where visa-free entry is available.
Check your country in the links below. If your country isn’t listed, you need a visa to travel to Korea.
Check with your embassy if travel visas are being issued now. (https://www.k-eta.go.kr/portal/guide/viewetaalification.do)
① Valid passport
② Valid e-mail address
③ Face image photo
④ Credit or debit card that can be used to pay the fee.
Fee: KRW 10,000 per person (Approximately USD $10 / additional fee 3% excluded)
K-ETA application fee is non-refundable even though the application is rejected.
You can use debit cards or global credit cards such as VISA, Master, JCB, or AMEX (automatic calculation of fees by country according to exchange rate).
For more detailed information, please refer to the official K-ETA website.
As with many other places around the world, the local situation and rules in Daejeon, Korea regarding Covid-19 keep changing, so please stay vigilant and updated with the latest information.(as of January 3, 2023)
[UPDATED] Effective March 11, 2023, all passengers entering the Republic of Korea including those from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, or Macau don’t have to do Covid-19 test before departure. Also, use of the Quarantine Information Pre-Input System (Q-CODE) before entering the country is not required.
Information on this website is for reference only. Please refer to airlines notices, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency COVID-19 website, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Safety website or diplomatic offices website for more information.
|Before boarding for Korea||K-ETA
K-ETA is mandatory for nationals from visa-free countries who enter Korea without a visa.
System users are not required to submit a health status questionnaire or a special quarantine report (verified by the system).
|Arriving at Korea||Passengers who are fully vaccinated and show no signs of symptoms during the health screening process and on their Health Questionnaire may proceed to their destination after immigration check.||COVID-19 Testing at Incheon Airport|
|Departing from Korea||Please check all details before taking the departure flight from Korea.||COVID-19 Entry restriction|
As with many other places around the world, the local situation and rules in Korea regarding Covid-19 keep changing, so please stay vigilant and updated with the latest information.
All individuals entering Korea are required to go through a special immigration process to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Immigration safety measures are subject to frequent changes, and therefore travelers are advised to check for updates from the Korea Disease Control Agency (KDCA).
Fill out the Health Questionnaire and Travel Record Declaration (Special Quarantine Report) on board the plane.
※ Does not apply to Q-code applicants who pre-registered their information.
Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to check the temperature and submit documents at the quarantine checkpoint.
※ Q-code applicants may use their pre-issued QR code instead of submitting the following printed documents.
Individuals who are fully vaccinated (either in Korea or overseas) and show no signs of symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, etc.) during the health screening process and on their Health Questionnaire may proceed to their destination after immigration check.
Travelers with symptoms within three days after arrival can get tested for free at a COVID-19 test center or local health clinic. If the test returns positive, travelers must quarantine at their place of residence, the hospital, or a care facility for seven days. It is recommended to take the RAT with a self-testing kit or at a test center on the 6th or 7th day of quarantine.
Submit Test Results
Starting July 14, 2022, all travelers must register on Q-Code regardless of Q-Code pre-entry registration. Travelers who did not use the Q-Code pre-entry system can register by entering their passport number, date of birth, and date of entry.