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[K-ETA] COVID-19 Information for Arrivals

COVID-19 Information for Arrivals

In order to align with ROK entry requirement changes, USFK has implemented the following changes for SOFA-affiliated arrivals:

  • International arrivals are no longer required to submit pre-arrival and post-arrival COVID-19 tests, regardless of vaccination status. 
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  • If travelers are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, a PCR test shall be conducted at a Military Treatment Facility. More information about arrival regulations can be found on the related update at: USFK aligns with ROK for COVID-19 arrival policy (Oct. 4, 2022)

 

 

 

K-ETA Requirements

Effective September 1, 2021, all DoD civilians, contractors and family members, to include active duty dependents, traveling to the Republic of Korea must have an approved Korea - Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) prior to boarding (except as noted below).

 

 

What is a K-ETA?

The K-ETA is an electronic travel authorization that visa-free foreign visitors need to obtain before entering the Republic of Korea, by submitting relevant information online.

 

 

Who needs a K-ETA?

DoD civilians, contractors and family members, to include active duty dependents REQUIRE a K-ETA. Service members do not require a K-ETA. Those with existing SOFA Stamp/A-3 Visa do not require a K-ETA.