Jeju Island is a special self-governing province and visitors from 180 countries are allowed to enter the island without a visa. Visitors from these 180 countries are permitted to enter Jeju Island and stay up to 30 days without Korean Visa according to “Special Law of Jeju Liberal City” with exception of designated 11 countries listed below.

Terms for Visa-free Entry to Jeju Island
* Length of stay does not exceed 30 days.
* Those eligible must take direct routes to Jeju Island, or with Jeju Island listed as their final destination.

Visitors from any of these 11 countries are not permitted to enter without a visa:
Ghana, Nigeria, Libya, Macedonia, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Palestine

Chinese Visitors
Chinese citizens holding passport issued by the People’s Republic of China, are entitled to visa-free entry to Jeju Island. This entitlement is valid if:

  • Tourist holds a passport issued by the People’s Republic of China.
  • Tourist must join a Chinese group tourist program hosted by Korean or Chinese travel agents recognized by the Korea- China memorandum
  • Tourist arriving at the Incheon International Airport must depart from Korea through the Incheon International Airport, Gimpo International Airport or Jeju International Airport
  • Period of stay is no longer than 15 days.

It is best to consult your local consular office for the latest information with regard to visiting Korea.

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