The countries eligible for visa-free entry are as follows.
(Updated on April 1, 2022, 96 Countries)
50 Eligible Countries
Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominica, Guam, Guyana, Holy See, Ireland,
Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Palau, Saint Kitts-Nevis,
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Slovenia, United Kingdom,
United States of America, Venezuela, Greece, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany,
Latvia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Sweden,
Spain, Slovakia, Estonia, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Singapore
Malaysia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Israel, Kazakhstan, Qatar,
Thailand, Turkey, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Brazil, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, El Salvador, Uruguay, Jamaica, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Ecuador, Russia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Tuvalu, Australia, Republic of South Africa, Lesotho, Morocco, Mauritius, Botswana, Seychelles, Eswatini, Tunisia
Temporary suspension measures have been applied to 16 countries/regions* that have a visa-waiver or visa-free entry program with the Republic of Korea as of April 1, 2022.
Accordingly, persons with a passport from the relevant 16 countries/regions, which are subject to the suspension measure as listed below, are required to obtain a visa from a Korean diplomatic mission to enter the Republic of Korea.
Macau, Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Kuwait, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Grenada, Panama, Peru
New Zealand, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tonga
Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA)
K-ETA is mandatory for nationals from visa-free entry countries who enter Korea without a visa. You should apply for the K-ETA at least 72 hours prior to boarding the flight bound for the Republic of Korea. You can apply for K-ETA website (www.k-eta.go.kr) or mobile app (K-ETA).