Visa Requirements for South Korean Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of South Korea

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Visa Not Required

112 destinations allow visa-free entry to South Korean citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 21 destinations for passport holders of South Korea.

eVisa

South Korean passport allows entry to 10 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa30 daysVisitors who have been granted an online pre-visa or have requested such pre-visa from the consulates of Angola abroad, are then issued with a visa on arrival at the country's border check points.
    For a maximum total stay of 90 days within a one year period.
    Besides having printed confirmation that a visa will be issued upon arrival, passengers must: have a return/onward ticket, and have a hotel reservation confirmation.
  • eVisaBorders closed to all non-citizens and non-residents of Australia from 21:00 March 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa3 monthseVisa holders must arrive via Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport.
  • eVisa31 days
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa3 monthsPassengers are not allowed to enter New Zealand.
  • eVisa30 daysIssued free of charge.
  • eVisaElectronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for tourism purposes.
    Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
    Online Visa eligible.
  • eVisaObtainable online
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
  • eVisa45 daysAccording to IATA, visa on arrival at Dushanbe Airport also available.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 20 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of South Korea.

  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalPassengers are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival*Visa on arrival has been suspended due to the pandemic
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days / 8 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrivalup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalElectronic visa holders must arrive via Léon-Mba International Airport.
  • Guinea-Bissau PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on Arrival is only granted at Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai airport.
    South Korean citizens can also apply for e-Visa online for 60 days
    e-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsFlights to Kenya are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysCan extend for a total of 90 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalFlights to Saudi Arabia are suspended.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsMay apply online.
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months

Pre-arranged Visa Required

22 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of South Korea. This requirement may be waived off if South Korean citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

Special Conditions

In order to trave to 1 destination, passport holders of South Korea must meet special conditions, and may not be allowed to enter at all.

  • Special RequirementsNationals of either Koreas seeking to visit the other must submit the North/South Korea visitation verification certificate and the Departure card to the Immigration Officer at the immigration port and go through immigration inspection. Also, nationals of South Korea must seek governmental authorization before departure.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between South Korea and 6 destinations have imposed restrictions in traveling to South Korea.

  • Entry RefusedAs of 2007, due to threats by Taliban, South Korean government bans its citizens from visiting Afghanistan.
  • Entry RefusedAs of 2007, due to threats by Al-Qaeda, South Korean government bans its citizens from visiting Iraq.
  • Entry RefusedAs of 2014, due to threats by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, South Korean government bans its citizens from visiting Libya.
  • Entry Refused30 daysAs of 2007, due to safety concerns, South Korean government bans its citizens from visiting Somalia.
  • Entry RefusedAs of 2011 and 2014, due to threats by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, South Korean government bans its citizens from visiting Syria.
  • Entry RefusedAs of 2011 and 2014, due to threats by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, South Korean government bans its citizens from visiting Yemen.

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