South Korea/Qatar: Visa Travel Option Announced

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • Qatar and South Korea jointly agreed to implement a short-term, visa-free entry and stay program for nationals of each country  


The government of Qatar and the government of South Korea plan to introduce visa-free entry for nationals of each country. Foreign nationals of each country will be permitted a maximum stay of up to 90 days in the other country for tourism or business purposes. Nationals of Qatar will still be required to register for Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) prior to arrival.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Qatar and the government South Korea have agreed to establish visa-free travel options for nationals of each country. According to the government, this change will strengthen diplomatic relations between the two countries.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Qatar's website, the government of South Korea’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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