K-ETA Now Required or Entering Jeju Island in Korea (Sept 1. 2022)

South Korea Government has announced that, starting from September 1, 2022, Jeju Island requires K-ETA (Korea Electronic Travel Authorization) for all visa-exempt travelers entering South Korea.*

*B-1 (Visa-exempted) & B-2-1 (Visa-free tourist) visas from 107 countries (5 countries previously requiring visa are excluded)

Any Exemptions?

Travelers from 64 countries whose visas (B-2-2) are waived under the Jeju Special Act will not require K-ETA.

Any Exemptions?

Travelers from 64 countries whose visas (B-2-2 Visa) are waived under the Jeju Special Act will not require K-ETA.

How to Apply for K-ETA?

  • Travelers can apply online through K-ETA website or through a mobilea app
  • Travelers need to apply for K-ETA at least 2 weeks prior to departure
  • Application fee is 10,000 KRW (Korean Won) and valid for 2 years

Meaning Behind This Change?

Ministry of Justice of Korea, Han Dong-Hoon said, it is “to take decisive action against acts that impede border safety and the illegal entry, stay and employment of foreigners. However, at the same time, Korea will take actions to make the process convenient and simplified for genuine tourists.”

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