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(FI-exempted, EE-required) K-ETA(Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) Implementation (from '23.4.1.)

K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) Implementation

- 22 Countries(regions) eligible for K-ETA temporary exemption as of April 1, 2023

Read more here.

K-ETA official website : www.k-eta.go.kr

Following the implementation of K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) from September 1, 2021, nationals of countries/regions, who were eligible for visa-free entry, now need to obtain K-ETA approval in advance in order to board the flight or ship bound for the Republic of Korea. K-ETA authorization is generally valid for multiple trips over a period of two years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

However, K-ETA will be temporarily exempted to the 22 countries/regions listed below starting from April 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024, as part of a plan to support the revitalization of the tourism industry in relation to commemorating Visit Korea 「 Year (2023 ~ 2024)」

  • (from April 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024) Countries/regions eligible for K-ETA temporary exemption
    • Europe (13) : Finland,Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, UK
    • Asia (5) : Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Singapore, Taiwan
    • Americas (2) : Canada, US (including Guam)
    • Oceania (2) : Australia, New Zealand
  • (from April 1, 2023) K-ETA Required Countries/Regions
    • Europe (28) : Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Russia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Malta, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Iceland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Hungary, Monaco, Montenegro, Holy See, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia
    • Asia (12) : Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Thailand, Turkey, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait
    • Americas (30) : Guatemala, Grenada, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Mexico, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Brazil, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Suriname, Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, El Salvador, Uruguay, Jamaica, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Peru, Guyana, Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Ecuador
    • Oceania (11) : Nauru, New Caledonia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Palau, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu
    • Africa (8) : Lesotho, Morocco, Tunisia, Republic of South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Eswatini, Botswana


  • Assessment can take more than 72 hours depending on the situation (e.g., increased number of K-ETA applications, applicants’ circumstances, etc). → We recommend you to apply K-ETA 2 months before your departure date.
  • If there are any changes to your personal information or you had your passport reissued after obtaining K-ETA approval, you must apply for K-ETA again regardless of the existing K-ETA approval’s validity.
  • If your K-ETA application had been disapproved once, it will be of no use to apply again unless there is a special change in circumstances. In this case, please visit an overseas Korean diplomatic mission (Embassy or Consulate) and apply for a visa. Furthermore, please be aware that you could face disadvantages, such as entry ban, if you submit false information on your K-ETA application.
  • K-ETA is NOT a visa. K-ETA approval does not guarantee admission to the Republic of Korea. A Korea Immigration Service officer at a port of entry will have the final determination.
  • Travelers to Korea, including Jeju, from countries that are required a K-ETA must hold a K-ETA by applying on the K-ETA website (or mobile app).


  • [For Foreigners] Countries/regions that allow visa-free entry to Korea (Foreigners (regular passport holders) visiting Korea))
  • If your country is not listed below, please check the required visa through the embassy.
Classification country/region
(9 Countries)
Taiwan (90days/reciprocity) Brunei (30days/ reciprocity) Japan (90days/reciprocity)
Macau (90days/reciprocity) Singapore (90days/agreement) Hong Kong (90days/reciprocity)
Malaysia (3Months/agreement) Thailand (90days/agreement) New Zealand (90days/agreement)
Guyana (30days/ reciprocity) Brazil (90days/agreement) Honduras (30days/ reciprocity)
Guatemala (90days/agreement) Saint Lucia (90days/agreement) Uruguay (90days/agreement)
Grenada (90days/agreement) St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Jamaica (90days/agreement)
Nicaragua (90days/agreement) Chile (90days/agreement)
Dominica (air) (90days/agreement) Saint Kitts and Nevis (90days/agreement) Canada (6months/ reciprocity)
Dominica (annual) (90days/agreement) Suriname (90days/agreement) Costa Rica (90days/agreement)
Mexico (3Months/agreement) Argentina (90days/reciprocity)
*Applied from 22.10.1.
Colombia (90days/agreement)
USA (90days/reciprocity) Haiti (90days/agreement) Trinidad and Tobago (90days/agreement)
Barbados (90days/agreement) Antigua and Barbuda (90days/agreement) Panama (90days/agreement)
Bahamas (90days/agreement) Ecuador (90days/reciprocity) Paraguay (30days/ reciprocity)
Venezuela (90days/agreement) El Salvador (90days/agreement) Peru (90days/agreement)
(43 countries)
Vatican (30days/unilateral exemption) Malta (90days/agreement) Andorra (30days/ reciprocity)
Greece (3months/agreement) Belgium (3months/agreement) Albania (30days/ reciprocity)
Netherlands (3months/agreement) Bosnia and Herzegovina (30 days/ reciprocity) Estonia
(90 days out of 180 days/agreement)
Norway (90 days out of 180 days/agreement) Cyprus (30days/ reciprocity)
Denmark (90 days out of 180 days/agreement) San Marino (30days/ reciprocity) United Kingdom (90days/agreement)
Germany (90days/agreement) Serbia (90days/reciprocity) Austria (90days/agreement)
Latvia (90 days/agreement) Bulgaria (90 days/agreement) Italy (90 days/agreement and reciprocity)
Russia (during 60 days and 180 days) Cumulative 90 days/agreement) Sweden (90 days out of 180/agreement) Czech Republic (90 days/agreement)
Switzerland (3 months/reciprocity) Kazakhstan (30 days/agreement)
Romania (90 days/agreement) Croatia (90 days/agreement) Turkey (90 days/agreement)
Luxembourg (3 months/agreement) Spain (90 days/agreement) Portugal (90 days out of 180 days/reciprocity)
Lithuania (90 days/agreement) Slovakia (90 days/agreement) Poland (90 days/agreement)
Liechtenstein (3 months/agreement) Slovenia (90 days/reciprocity) France (90 days/agreement)
Monaco (30 days / reciprocity) Iceland (90 days out of 180 days / agreement) Finland (90 days out of 180 days / agreement)
Montenegro (30 days/reciprocity) Ireland (90 days/agreement) Hungary (90 days/agreement)
Africa Middle East
Morocco (90 days/agreement) Eswatini (Swaziland)
(30 days/reciprocity)
Liberia (90 days/agreement)
* 2019.7.18. from (Thu)
Temporary Suspension of Visa Waiver Agreement
Mauritius (30 days/reciprocity) Oman (30 days/unilateral exemption) Lesotho (60 days/agreement)
Seychelles (30 days/reciprocity) Qatar (90 days/agreement) Israel (90 days/agreement)
Saudi Arabia (30 days/unilateral exemption) Kuwait (90 days/unilateral exemption) Tunisia (30 days/agreement)
United Arab Emirates (90 days/agreement) Bahrain (30 days/unilateral exemption) South Africa (30 days/reciprocity)
Botswana (90 days/reciprocity)
(13 countries)
Guam (90 days/reciprocity) Nauru (30 days/unilateral exemption) New Zealand (3 months/agreement)
Marshall Islands (30 days/reciprocity) Micronesia (30 days/reciprocity) Samoa (30 days/reciprocity)
Solomon Islands (30 days/reciprocity) Kiribati (30 days/reciprocity) Tonga (30 days/reciprocity)
Tuvalu (30 days/reciprocity) Palau (30 days/reciprocity) Fiji (30 days/reciprocity)
Australia (90 days/unilateral waiver)