Australian, British, US and most Western European
citizens receive a 90-day entry permit on arrival.
Five-day-only stays on Jeju-do are visa free.
1. With a confirmed
onward ticket, visitors from the USA, nearly all
Western European countries, New Zealand, Australia
and around 30 other countries receive 90-day permits
on arrival. Visitors from a handful of countries
receive 30-day permits, while 60-day permits are
given to citizens of Italy and Portugal. Canadians
receive a six-month permit.
2. About 30 countries – including the Russian
Federation, India and Nigeria – do not qualify for
visa exemptions. Citizens from these countries must
apply for a tourist visa, which allows a stay of 90
3. Visitors cannot extend their stay beyond 90 days
except in situations such as a medical emergency.
More info is at
4. Holders of a passport from China must apply for a
tourist visa but are allowed an exemption of 120
hours (five days) if they join a tour group to visit
Jeju-do and arrive through certain airports. This
list is always increasing but includes the airports
Gimpo (Seoul), Incheon (near Seoul), Gimhae (Busan),
Daegu (Gangwon-do), Yangyang (Gangwon-do) and
Cheongju (Chungcheongbuk-do). Other incentives aimed
at wooing Chinese tourists include being able to
apply online for electronic visas and increased visa
application centres in China.
5. As rules are always changing, see
www.hikorea.go.kr for more