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Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) Required for Entering Jeju Island

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Starting from September 1, 2022, K-ETA will be required for ALL

travelers entering the Republic of Korea including Jeju Island. And

they must hold a K-ETA approval by applying on the K-ETA website

(or mobile app) before their flight.  


- 6.1. Since the resumption of the Jeju

visa-free visa, Jeju Island has been used as a detour for foreigners who have

been denied from the Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA).


- Accordingly, the Ministry of Justice

decided that it could not be delayed any longer and decided to introduce the

Electronic Travel Authorization System (K-ETA) to Jeju Island from 9.11 (Thu),

reflecting the opinions of Jeju Island and the Tourism Association, which have

been discussed so far.

* 8.2. ~ 22. Of the 1,504 Thais who arrived

in Jeju, 855 were denied entry (56.8%), 749 (49.8%) had a history of not

getting an electronic travel authorization (K-ETA), and 101 (15.6%) of 649

people who received entry permission were denied entry. Leaving without



- The K-ETA, which will be introduced to

Jeju Island this time, is applicable to citizens of 112 visa-free countries,

and it is decided not to apply to citizens of other countries in consideration

of the proposals from Jeju Island, etc.


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