Updated October 28, 2022

Travel requirements can change at short notice, always check government websites for the latest information before booking and departure. If another destination or airline in your itinerary has different requirements, the strictest rules will apply.

Visa requirements

If you are an Australian passport holder, you will need to obtain a visa waiver before travelling to South Korea. You can apply for a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) online.

Apply for a K-ETA at least 72 hours before your departure.

If you hold another passport, check if you are eligible for a K-ETA


You will need to use the Q-code system to streamline entering South Korea. The Q-code website allows you to register your personal information and receive a QR code. You must present this code upon arrival.

When you arrive

You will need to adhere to any government health advice and laws for your destination, including mandatory use of face masks in indoor spaces, public transport and certain outdoor settings.


If you have international or domestic connecting flights, there may be additional transit requirements. Make sure you meet the requirements of your transit location as well as your final destination.

More information on travel requirements can be found on the Smartraveller website