- ISTU 2021
- Registration and Abstracts
- Travel Information
Foreign nationals entering Korea are required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa issued by the Korean embassy or consular offices in their country. However, citizens from many countries are now permitted visa-free entry for a limited period under certain conditions. In order to check whether you are allowed to enter Korea without visa issuance and for other requirements, please contact a Korean embassy or consular office in your country or visit the following websites to confirm.
Countries under Visa Waiver Agreements
Nationals of visa waiver countries can enter Korea without a visa as long as the purpose of their visit is tourism or temporary visit. If they want to engage in profitable activities such as employment, they must apply for a Korean visa suitable for their purpose.
Designated visa-free entry
Taking into consideration international convention, mutuality doctrine, national profit and other such factors, certain countries are granted visa-free entry permissions (48 countries as of 1 September 2018). Nationals of the following countries are allowed up to 30 days of visa-free sojourn for tourism or visitation. Exceptions: 1) Canada is allowed up to 6 months 2) The United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Slovenia and Japan are allowed up to 90 days.
|Countries temporarily suspended from the visa waiver agreement||56|
|Asia Pacific (4)||New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand|
|The Americas (18)||Bahama, Antigua and Barbuda, Haiti, El Salvador, Uruguay, Jamaica, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala, Grenada, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Saint Lucia, Surinam, Colombia, Trinidad Tobago, Panama|
|Europe (29)||Bulgaria, Italia, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Rumania, Luxemburg, Lithuania, Belgium, Sweden, Swiss, Liechtenstein, Spain, Slovakia, Iceland, Estonia, Austria, Czech, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary|
|The Middle East (4)||Morocco, UAE, Israel, Tunisia|
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Korea Immigration Service
Example of Entry Visa to Korea