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Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before coming. However, people of 99 countries who want to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements (Table 1), or in accordance with principles reciprocity of national interest (Table 2).

Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.mofa.go.kr
Immigration Service http://www.immigration.go.kr
  • [Table 1] Countries under Visa Exemption Agreements

  • Country/Period (days) Country/Period (days) Country/Period (days)
    Europe
    Albania / 90 Andorra / 90 Austria / 30
    Belgium / 90 Bosnia-Herzegovina / 90 Bulgaria / 90
    Croatia / 90 Cyprus / 90 Czech Republic / 90
    Denmark / 90 Estonia / 90 Finland / 30
    France / 180 Germany / 90 Greece / 90
    Hungary / 90 Iceland / 90 Ireland / 30
    Italy / 90 Kazakhstan / 30 Latvia / 30
    Liechtenstein / 30 Lithuania / 30 Luxembourg / 30
    Malta / 30 Monaco / 90 Montenegro / 30
    Netherlands / 30 Norway / 30 Poland / 30
    Portugal / 30 Romania / 90 Russian Federation / 30
    San Marino / 90 Serbia / 90 Slovakia / 90
    Slovenia / 90 Spain / 90 Sweden / 90
    Switzerland / 90 Turkey / 90 United Kingdom / 90
    Vatican City State / 90    
    Asia and Oceania
    American Samoa / 30 Australia / 90 Bahrain / 90
    Brunei Darussalam / 90 Fiji / 30 Guam / 90
    Hong Kong / 90 Israel / 90 Japan / 90
    Kiribati / 90 Macau / 30 Malaysia / 30
    Marshall Islands / 90 Micronesia / 30 Nauru / 90
    New Zealand / 90 Palau / 90 Singapore / 90
    Solomon Islands / 90 Taiwan / 90 Thailand / 90
    Tonga / 90 Tuvalu / 90 United Arab Emirates / 60
    Western Samoa / 90    
    Americas
    Antigua and Barbuda / 30 Argentina / 30 Bahamas / 90
    Barbados / 90 Brazil / 90 Canada / 90
    Chile / 90 Colombia / 90 Costa Rica / 90
    Dominican Republic / 90 Ecuador / 90 El Salvador / 30
    Grenada / 30 Guatemala / 90 Guyana / 90
    Haiti / 30 Honduras / 90 Jamaica / 90
    Mexico / 30 Nicaragua / 90 Panama / 90
    Paraguay / 90 Peru / 90 Saint Kitts and Nevis / 90
    Saint Lucia / 90 Saint Vincent and The Grenadines / 90 Suriname / 90
    Trinidad Tobago / 90 United States of America / 90 Uruguay / 90
    Venezuela / 30    
    Africa
    Egypt / 30 Kuwait / 90 Lesotho / 60
    Liberia / 90 Mauritius / 30 Morocco / 90
    Oman / 30 Qatar / 30 Saudi Arabia / 30
    Seychelles / 30 South Africa / 30 Swaziland / 30
    Tunisia / 30