visa and K-ETA without quarantine

The government of South Korea has officially announced the quarantine removal for all travelers who tested negative.

How to travel to South Korea without Covid quarantine?

To benefit from the quarantine exemption, it is mandatory to register the vaccination and the negative PCR or Antigen test on the “Q-Code” health declaration within 48 hours before departure.

Which visa and which Covid document is needed to go to Korea?

When boarding, you must present:
– 1 Passport valid for at least 6 months after the planned exit from the country and comprising 2 blank pages facing each other.
1 South Korea K-ETA Authorization or 1 South Korea Visa.
– 1 negative Covid PCR test printed in English, with sample taken less than 48 hours before departure, or Antigen sample taken less than 24 hours before departure.
– 1 Health declaration in the form of a QR Code printed or on the phone, completed within 48 hours before departure on the Q-Code Korea form, by uploading the PCR test and the EU Vaccination Certificate.

The mandatory Covid PCR test of less than 48 hours (or Antigenic less than 24 hours)

To be authorized to board for South Korea, you must provide 1 Covid PCR test with negative result written in English, with date of collection carried out less than 48 hours before boarding.

Antigenic tests less than 24 hours before departure are now accepted.

The Q-Code required to be exempt from Covid quarantine in Korea

The Q-Code (Quarantine COvid-19 DEfense) is a mandatory authorization in times of Covid to enjoy quarantine exemption in Korea.

Once you have collected your negative PCR test less than 48h (PCR) or 24h (Antigenic) before departure, you can begin the procedure for filling in the Q-Code health declaration.

The Q-Code form must be completed within 48 hours before departure on this page: https://cov19ent.kdca.go.kr. Follow the steps in our Q-Code help here.

K-ETA Authorization or Korean visa required

French and European nationals can no longer travel with a simple passport to go to South Korea. Since September 2021, a K-ETA authorization is mandatory for any tourist or non-remunerated business trip of less than 3 months.

Similar to an E-Visa, the K-ETA authorization is issued under the conditions described below.

Beyond 3 months, or for a study, business or language stay, the Korea visa is mandatory.

K-ETA Travel Authorization Validity

The K-ETA authorization can be used within 2 years after its issuance. It authorizes several stays of up to 90 days.

Documents to provide to obtain the K-ETA e-visa:

– 1 scan of the identity page of the passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months after the planned exit date from Korea. It is advisable to have 2 blank pages facing each other in your passport.

– 1 scan of an identity photo to French NF standards.

– 4 additional information:

* What is the reason for your stay? (Tourism, Business, Sporting event, Exhibition, Training, Other).

* What are the details of your first hotel or accommodation in Korea? (address + postal code and city + telephone)
* Have you ever been to South Korea? (Yes or no)
* What is your profession ? (current function, or unemployed, or retired, or student, or schoolboy)

Time to obtain K-ETA South Korea

The authorities’ processing time is approximately 2 to 4 days open. For security, it is advisable to start the request 2 weeks before departure.

Price of ETA authorization

The consular price is 8 euros. This is the official price. Our service for obtaining K-ETA without error is an additional 33 euros.

Get your K-ETA or Korea Visa with ease

RapideVisa can obtain your K-ETA visa or authorization, as an intermediary, to avoid any tedious process and any risk of error.

Our service includes:
– Verification of documents. We let you know immediately if something is missing.
– The resizing to the required standards of your passport scan AND the photo by computer software.
– Entry of the application form without error, and loading/uploading of documents.
– The processing and follow-up of your request to the Consulate.
– The recovery, verification and delivery of your order.

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