Wait for me oppa: South Korea announces 3 ways to go to Korea visa-free

Aileen Cerrudo

The Republic of Korea in the Philippines on Thursday (November 7) announced three ways on how to visit South Korea visa-free.

For the complete information, visit the embassy’s website at overseas.mofa.go.kr/

Based on their website, eligible for a visa-free visit to Korea are (1) tourists in transit to third countries, (2) foreign transfer passengers; and (3) visitors to Jeju area.

Eligible applicants for the first category are nationalities of countries except 24 excluded countries: Syria, Sudan, Iran, Macedonia, Cuba, Republic Of Kosovo, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Ghana, Yemen, Gambia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Cameron, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Egypt.

Tourists transiting through Korea will be granted visa-free access to the country as long as you have a confirmed onward flight ticket for departure for 30 days, in addition to having no record of criminal offence such as overstay in the countries mentioned above

United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand visa holders are also eligible in the first category

For category two, or for the foreign transfer passengers, eligible tourists are those transferring through the Incheon Airport and taking part in the Transit Tourism Program on their way to a third country or the country of their nationality.

However, citizens of the 24 countries that need visas to enter Jeju island are not included.

The third category are for people arriving at ports of entry in Jeju without a visa for travel and transit, excluding people from the following countries whose visa free entry is limited: Ghana, Nigeria, Republic Of Kosovo, Macedonia, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Palestine, Yemen , Egypt, Gambia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Kyrgyz, Pakistan, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Cameroon, Sri lanka, Myanmar.—AAC 

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