International Travel Requirements


Entry to Korea

For Non-Koreans to attend the 28th TCTAP meeting in Seoul, South Korea, valid passports and entry visas depending on one’s visa requirement should be acquired prior to entry to the country. Some countries may be on visa-free/waiver programs, but due to the pandemic, all international attendees are advised to contact the Korean Embassy or Consulate in their country to learn updated visa requirements before booking a flight or a room for the conference.

Search for Korean Embassy/Consulate in your country here.


Nationals of 103 countries/regions visa-free entry need to apply for K-ETA in order to receive a boarding pass, and 'Priority Entry (Business) Persons' of 9 visa-free entry suspended countries/regions as an exception also can apply for K-ETA. Please refer to the details by clicking here and apply K-ETA here.

COVID-19 Policy

With frequent changes in COVID-19 protocols and quarantine measures, we advise you to check the latest conditions from the Korean Embassy or Consulate prior to departure. Following information is only for reference and may not contain the current requirements.

  • QUARANTINE: From June 8 onwards, all overseas entrants will be exempt from isolation regardless of vaccination status and nationality.
  • COVID-19 PCR TEST: Travelers coming to South Korea, regardless of their vaccination history, will no longer be required to submit their negative test result on arrival from September 3, 2022. However, a PCR test on the first day of arrival still must be taken.
Before entry No pre-entry COVID-19 test required
After entry PCR test on the first day of entry
*It can be taken at Incheon Airport COVID-19 Testing Center or local hospitals.
These requirements may change, so please check with the local Korean Embassy or Consulate first before departure for the latest COVID-19 test/quarantine measures.

Invitation Letter / Letter Addressed to Korean Embassy for Visa Application

If you need an invitation letter or letter addressed to Korean Embassy to apply for a visa, please check either of the two buttons in the green box when you register online.


Once you are registered, you can go to My Info to download or print the documents you have requested. Please note that your full name, passport no., and address will be included in both documents along with the purpose and duration of the visit. Visa application process may vary depending on location, so contact or visit a local Korean Embassy or Consulate when applying.