Travel to Korea (Visa / COVID-19)


All foreign visitors entering Korea must possess a valid passport and entry visa depending on one’s visa requirements. Participants are advised to contact the Korean Embassy or Consulate in their country as early as possible if they plan to visit Korea for the congress.

To receive an invitation letter for a visa, please submit the following documents to the secretariat by email. The invitation letter for a visa is only available for participants who have paid their registration fee in full. If you need the original copy of the invitation letter for a visa, please let us know. A postage fee will be charged to you.

  • - A copy of the passport
  • - A copy of the receipt of the registration fee payment


[For Visa-Free Entry Countries]
Visa-free foreign visitors must apply for K-ETA at least 72 hours before your departure to Korea. K-ETA is not a visa. K-ETA approval does not guarantee admission to the Republic of Korea. A Korea Immigration Service officer at a port of entry will have the final determination.

K-ETA Implementation  
K-ETA Website  

Entering to Korea

All entrants (Korean & Non-Korean) who have fully vaccinated will be exempted from quarantine and should hold either of the negative PCR or RAT result for COVID-19 when getting on board. They can submit the result certificate using the Q-code system designated by KDCA (Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency) to shorten the time for quarantine inspection required upon entry to the Republic of Korea.

  • - PCR Test Result : issued within 48 hours prior to the departure date
  • - Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Result : issued within 24 hours prior to the departure date
Q-Code FAQ  
Q-Code User Manual  
Q-Code Website  

Useful Websites

1) VISA Navigator (To check whether a visa is required)
2) K-ETA (To apply for K-ETA)
3) Q-CODE (Quarantine Information Advance Input System);jsessionid=jYG_DgLIgqd7M9kxSurVDQxTxwHuF3bjPodGUuaP.prd-cpass-was92?lang=en
4) Korean Immigration Service
5) The Incheon Airport Immigration Guidelines