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All foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport, with some visitors being required to obtain a Korean visa before their departure. Below are 111 countries whose citizens may temporarily enter without a visa according to visa exemption agreements (Table 1), or in accordance with principles of reciprocity or national interest (Table 2).
For more information, please visit the Immigration Bureau by Go to Visa Navigator

K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization)

Nationals of countries/regions eligible for visa-free entry are still required to get K-ETA approval to board flights bound for the Republic of Korea. K-ETA approval must be applied for at least 72 hours prior to boarding the inbound flight. You can apply for K-ETA via the official website (www.k-eta.go.kr) or mobile app (K-ETA).

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[Table 1] Countries under Visa Exemption
Agreements (Updated on 2nd April)

ex) Country/Period(days)

Asia and Oceania - Malaysia / 90
- New Zealand / 90
- Singapore / 90
- Thailand / 90
Americas - Antigua and Barbuda / 90
- Barbados / 90
- Bahamas / 90
- Brazil / 90
- Chile / 90
- Colombia / 90
- Commonwealth of Dominica / 90
- Costa Rica / 90
- Dominican Republic / 90
- El Savador / 90
- Grenada / 90
- Guatemala / 90
- Haiti / 90
- Jamaica / 90
- Mexico / 90
- Nicaragua / 90
- Panama/ 90
- Peru / 90
- St. Kitts and Nevis / 90
- St. Vincent & the Grenadines / 90
- St. Lucia / 90
- Surinam / 90
- Uruguay / 90
- Venezuela / 90
- Trinidad and Tobago / 90
Europe - Austria / 90
- Belgium / 90
- Bulgaria / 90
- Czech Republic / 90
- Denmark / 90
- Estonia / 90
- Finland / 90
- France / 90
- Greece / 90
- Germany / 90
- Hungary / 90
- Iceland / 90
- Ireland / 90
- Italy / 90
- Kazakhstan / 30
- Latvia / 90
- Liechtenstein / 90
- Lithuania / 90
- Luxembourg / 90
- Malta / 90
- The Netherlands / 90
- Norway / 90
- Poland / 90
- Romania / 90
- Russia / 90
- Slovak Republic / 90
- Spain / 90
- Sweden / 90
- Türkiye / 90
- United Kingdom / 90
Middle East and Africa - Isreal / 90
- Lesotho / 60
- Morocco / 90
- Tunisia / 30
- United Arab Emirates / 90
- Qatar / 90

[Table 2] Countries or Regions under principles
of reciprocity and national interest

ex) Country/Period(days)

Asia and Oceania - Australia / 90
- Brunei / 30
- Fiji / 30
- Guam / 90
- Hong Kong / 90
- Japan / 90
- Kiribati / 30
- Macao / 90
- Marshall Islands / 30
- Micronesia / 30
- Nauru / 30
- Palau / 30
- Solomon Islands / 30
- Samoa / 30
- Taiwan / 90
- Tonga / 30
- Tuvalu / 30
Americas - Argentina / 30
- Canada / 180
- Ecuador / 30
- Guyana / 30
- Honduras / 30
- Paraguay / 30
- United States / 90
Europe - Albania / 30
- Andorra / 30
- Bosnia-Herzegovina / 30
- Croatia / 90
- Cyprus / 30
- Monaco / 30
- Montenegro / 30
- San Marino / 30
- Serbia / 90
- Slovenia / 90
- Switzerland / 90
- Portugal / 90
- Vatican City / 30
Middle East and Africa - Bahrain / 30
- Botswana / 90
- Kuwait / 90
- Mauritius / 30
- Oman / 30
- Republic of South Africa / 30
- Saudi Arabia / 30
- Seychelles / 30
- Swaziland / 30