Check the website of the The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency for updates on the current restrictions on travels.
For Those Nationals Who Do Not Need Visa
- While South Korea maintains visa-free arrangement with many countries, all short-term visitors from ALL of those countries ARE REQUIRED to obtain K-ETA (Korean Electronic Travel Authorization) BEFORE travel. That includes people with passports from US, European countries, Japan, Australia, etc. As a rule of thumb, if you do not need visa to visit Korea, then you need K-ETA.
- How To Apply: Visit this website and apply electronically. The cost is 10,000 Korean Won which is about 8 USD. The duration is 2 years. The application process is straightforward and takes only few minutes. You should receive K-ETA on your email in under 72 hours.
- We recommend to apply in advance given that its duration is 2 years and they won’t let you board without it. Apply right after you bought your tickets and be done. The application requires a passport photo. For the address, enter the address of the hotel you will stay. Since K-ETA is valid for 2 years, it doesn’t matter if you end up not staying there because nobody expects you to stay in the same address for 2 years.
For Those Nationals Who Do Need Visa
- Please email us at email@example.com for the invitation letter. Follow the instructions in the email sent on Feb 21.