Please Check whether your country is one of visa-free entry countries or not.
Please visit the Korea Visa Portal website, or contact your local Korean Embassy to check whether you require a visa to enter Korea.
K-ETA(Korea Electronic Travel Authorization
K-ETA is an electronic travel authorization that visa-free foreign visitors need to obtain before entering the Republic of Korea, by submitting relevant information online such as their travel information.
Purpose of travel should be tourism, visiting a family member, participating in events or meetings, or commercial business (excluding pursuit of profit).
Starting 1st September 2021, K-ETA is Mandatory for all foreigners entering Korea from visa waiver countries and visa-free countries. (Ireland included) All foreigners without either a K-ETA or a valid Visa will not be permitted to board a plane to Korea. (You do not need a K-ETA if you have a valid visa)
In celebration of ‘Visit Korea Year (2023~2024)’, K-ETA has been temporarily exempted to 22 countries/regions from April 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024 (KST).
Please note that nationals of 22 countries/regions can still apply for K-ETA, and K-ETA application fee is 10,000 KRW/per person (around 9~10 USD, additional fees not included). Those who have the K-ETA are not required to submit an arrival card at the port of arrival.
List of 22 countries/regions eligible for temporary exemption of K-ETA: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Macao, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, US (including Guam)
※ Those who got their K-ETA approval can use it until its expiration date
※ NOTE: No refund for those who have already submitted the K-ETA application.
2. Test Cost for Arrival
※ Who is able to take the arrival PCR test at Incheon Airport : Foreigner with a short-term visa
If you need the invitation letter for visa purpose, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org after completing the registration with full payment of your registration fee.
If you need a Notarized Invitation Letter for visa, you must apply for the notarized application in the registration process.
If you are not sure whether you need a notarized letter of invitation for visa issuance, please check with the Korean Embassy in your country or through Korea Visa Portal: Go to Visa Portal
It will take 2~3 weeks to receive the original copy of notarized invitation letter.
- Basic immigration procedure
- Checking quarantine information of all entrants.
- Quarantine information
- Check health status and information, etc. of entrants.
- Q-CODE users:
Present the issued QR code for the quarantine officer to scan and check the information.
Present the health status questionnaire for verification. After checking, the information is entered into the immigration system.
Bring one of the following three documents in printed copy:
- 1. Confirmation of Negative PCR Test Result (only test results within 48 hours of departure are recognized)
- 2. Confirmation of Negative RAT Test Result (only test results within 24 hours of departure are recognized)
- 3. QR code issued by Q-CODE
* Your name on the document should be the same as on your passport.
** Passport number or ID card number should also be valid.
※ Please note that a speedier immigration inspection is possible when using the Q-CODE system.