The online South Korea visa waiver, named K-ETA, is an electronic travel authorization. It permits eligible citizens to visit South Korea for short stays for tourism, visiting family and friends, and business activities such as attending meetings and seminars.
The South Korea K-ETA is a multiple entry online visa waiver valid for 2 years from approval. It allows the holder a stay of between 30–180 days per entry, depending on their nationality.
The government is introducing the ETA for South Korea in order to expedite entry to the country at border checkpoints. It also allows the South Korean government to pre-screen visa-exempt travelers for any infectious diseases such as COVID-19 before arrival.
The K-ETA for South Korea. will first be available to select visa waiver nationalities in a trial run from May 2021. It will then become a mandatory requirement for all visa-exempt foreign nationals in September 2021.
Eligible citizens from 49 countries can now apply for a South Korea visa waiver through the simple Korean ETA application online in just a few minutes.
Applicants can complete the South Korea ETA application form in just a few minutes with basic personal, passport, and travel information. It is also necessary to provide a current email address to which a copy of the approved South Korea travel visa will be sent.
To visit the country for purposes other than those permitted with the South Korea ETA or for longer consecutive stays, you should contact the nearest consulate or embassy of South Korea for information on other visa types.