Due to the current COVID-19 situation, only the following persons mentioned below will be able to apply for K-ETA
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, only the following persons mentioned below can apply for K-ETA.
1) Nationals of 21 countries and regions that can currently enter the Republic of Korea without a visa
Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominica, Guam, Guyana, Holy See, Ireland, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Palau, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Slovenia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela
*During the K-ETA pilot operation period (from 3 May to 31 August, 2021), nationals of the above 21 countries will be able to enter the Republic of Korea without K-ETA. After full implementation of K-ETA starting from 1 September 2021, K-ETA will be required in order to be issued a flight ticket (boarding pass) to Korea.
2) Priority Entry (Business) Persons such as business persons from the 91 countries that are temporarily suspended visa-free entry
If a national from any of the 91 countries wishes to enter the Republic of Korea without a visa for business purposes, that person will need to request the inviting company in Korea to apply for K-ETA and obtain approval from the Ministry of Justice.
*Any persons other than the mentioned above are required to obtain a visa from the Overseas Korean Embassy/Consulate.
*All foreign nationals must hold a valid negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result upon entry.