- Residents of Hong Kong and British National Overseas passport holders will be permitted to apply for a visa entry waiver (K-ETA)
The government of South Korea will resume visa-free travel options for residents of Hong Kong beginning July 1, 2022. Residents of Hong Kong and British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders will be permitted to apply for Korean electronic travel authorization (K-ETA) to benefit from visa-free travel to South Korea. Applicants must apply for a K-ETA at least 72 hours before boarding. The government advised that additional entrance screening measures may apply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What are the Changes?
The government of South Korea will resume visa-free travel with Hong Kong in July 2022. The government stated that delays in K-ETA approval processing times are expected due to the increased volume of applications. Currently, 104 countries and jurisdictions benefit from visa-free travel with South Korea.
Continue to check the government of South Korea’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong