Visa Requirements for South Korean Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of South Korea

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Visa Not Required

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

  • Visa-FreeFlights to Albania are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Antigua and Barbuda PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-FreeFlights to Antigua and Barbuda are suspended due to the pandemic.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Argentina due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Armenia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Visa-FreePassengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter Austria due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Visa-FreeBahamas borders are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-FreeA completed awareness questionnaire must be presented upon arrival and passengers must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Belgium.
  • Visa-FreeAirports in Belize are closed.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any year period
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Brazil.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to transit or enter Brunei Darussalam.
  • Visa-FreePassengers not arriving from Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia or Sweden are not allowed to enter Bulgaria.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Chile.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Colombia are suspended.
  • Visa-Free‘’‘Passengers are not allowed to enter Costa Rica.’‘’
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Croatia.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Cyprus are suspended.
  • Czech Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Czechia.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Denmark.
  • Visa-Free6 months
  • Dominican Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-FreeFlights to Dominican Rep. are suspended.
  • Visa-FreeEl Salvador (SAL) is closed.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Estonia.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-FreePassengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter Fiji.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Finland.
  • Visa-FreePassengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Georgia.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Germany.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Greece.
  • Visa-FreeMaurice Bishop International Airport (GND) and Lauriston Airport (CRU) are closed for all passenger traffic.
  • Visa-FreeAirports in Guatemala are closed.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Guyana are suspended.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Cuba are suspended.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Hungary
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Iceland.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to transit or enter Indonesia.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to transit or enter Israel.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Italy.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Jamaica.
  • Visa-FreePassengers and airline crew who have transited through or have been in Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or Viet Nam in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
  • Visa-FreeAirports are closed for international flights.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Kuwait.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Kyrgyzstan are suspended.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter and transit Latvia.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Liechtenstein PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Switzerland.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Lithuania.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Luxembourg.
  • Visa-FreeNorth Macedonia (Rep.) borders are closed.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Malaysia.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Malta are suspended.
  • Visa-Free180 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Moldova (Rep.).
  • Visa-FreePassengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Montenegro.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Morocco are suspended.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Myanmar are suspended.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Norway.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Panama are suspended.
  • Papua New Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-FreePassengers and airline crew who have been in China (People's Rep.), Iran, Italy, Japan or Korea (Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Papua New Guinea.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free183 days
  • Visa-Free30 daysAs of 1 December 2015, due to safety concerns, South Korean government bans its citizens from visiting Basilan, Sulu Archipelago, Tawi-Tawi, and Zamboanga City.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Poland are suspended.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Portugal are suspended.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Qatar.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Romania
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-FreeAirports in St. Lucia are closed.
  • Visa-Free60 days
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Italy.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-FreePassengers traveling as short-term visitors are not allowed to transit or enter Singapore.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Slovakia.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Slovenia.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to South Africa are suspended.
  • Visa-Free30 daysFor single entry stay up to 90 days a tourist card may be obtained online or on arrival.
    For multiple entries up to 90 days an E-Visa is available.
  • Visa-FreePassengers arriving from outside Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Switzerland.
  • São Tome and Príncipe PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free15 days
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Thailand are suspended.
  • Trinidad and Tobago PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-FreeAll flights to Tunisia are suspended.
  • Visa-FreeNationals of Algeria, Angola, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece. Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan are not allowed to enter Turkey.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Ukraine are suspended.
  • United Arab Emirates PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-FreeFlights to the United Arab Emirates are suspended.
  • United Kingdom PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Uruguay are suspended.
  • Visa-FreeFlights to Uzbekistan are suspended.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Italy.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-FreePassengers are not allowed to enter Viet Nam.

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 9 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
  • eVisaPassengers 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.
  • 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.
  • United States of America PermalinkShow on Map
    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

27 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.

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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