The process outlined below is from information checked on August 2023.

No Coivid 19 Vaccine is required for entry into South Korea at this time.

The information provided acts only as a quick reference guide for travelers. It is is no case a comprehensive list of all information outlined on official South Korean government websites. A more extensive outline is provided by clicking below.


This step of the entry process into South Korea has been temporarily exempted to 22 countries from April , 2023 to December 31, 2024. The list of 22 countries/ regions for temporary exemption of K-ETA are 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)

K-ETA is Temporarily suspended for 22 countries

Check the stay period allowed for the country you are from (if exemption list above is not applicable)

  • a passport, valid email, face image (can be taken electronically), credit/debit card (approx$10 USD)

  • Take care not to use non-official sites or agencies for K-ETA when applying.

  • Allow a minimum of 72 hrs for results

Before Applying for a K-ETA (if exemption list above is not applicable)

Should your country not be on the above list, follow the links to apply for a K-ETA, if eligible.

STEPS 2 & 3.

  • This step can be done either electronically before you leave for South Korea or manually at the airport.

  • For convenience and faster entry, click below to access the Q-Code site

  • You will need flight details and apply only within 3 days of departing for South Korea.



  • Forms for immigration and customs are usually handed to you on the plane.

  • Pack a pen in your carry-on so you don't need to ask a flight attendant when filling out the forms.

  • Before you board, screenshot your accommodation details in Korea (on phone) so you can view them on the plane without internet access.


After arriving in Korea, a couple of things are going to be front and center on your mind.



Getting to Accommodation



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