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Citizens of EU and Schengen Agreement Countries can Enter Korea without Visa

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 08/30/2021 - 08:34
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Visa-waiver agreements for certain countries were put on hold on April 13, 2020 due to COVID-19.

After being put on hold due to the pandemic, starting September 1, citizens from 28 countries in the EU and Schengen Agreement can enter Korea without a visa for up to 90 days. However, a visa is required for visitors seeking profit or employment.

Visa-waiver agreements for certain countries were put on hold on April 13, 2020 due to COVID-19.

Also starting September 1, travellers from visa-waiver agreement countries must also sign up for K-ETA, Korea Electronic Travel Authorization, in order to visit the country without a visa. Registration is available on the K-ETA mobile application or website, available in Korean and English.

Countries with an open visa-waiver agreement
  • 24 EU countries: Greece, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Romania, Luxemburg, Lithuania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cypress, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Estonia, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary
  • 4 Schengen countries: Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland
K-ETA
  • Must register at least 24 hours prior to boarding
  • 10,000 won fee
  • Valid for 2 years (multiple entry allowed)

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