With its scenic beauty and unique cultural and historical heritage, Korea has a lot to offer visitors. A peninsular country with four distinct seasons, Korea boasts picturesque valleys, mountains, rivers and beaches. Throughout this beautiful natural landscape, there are numerous ancient temples and shrines, royal palaces, sculptures, pagodas, archeological sites, fortresses, folk villages and museums.
Most tourists can visit Korea for 30 days without a visa, provided they have a return ticket upon entry. Many nationals may stay for longer periods, one to six months, without visas under reciprocity agreements between Korea and their governments. Visitors planning to work or reside in Korea for longer periods must have a visa before entry and obtain an alien registration card from a local immigration office within 90 days of arrival.
Unit: Thousand people
Source: Korea Tourism Organization www.visitkorea.or.kr
Inbound Visitors by Nationality(2010)
Animal and Plant Quarantine
All imported animals, plants and their products are subject to quarantine at airports and ports of arrival at the time of entry.