COVID-19 Notice

Visa Information

COVID-19 NoticeVisa Information

The World Water Cities Forum (WWCF) 2022 participants entering Korea are required to have a valid passport and a Korea Visa issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea or consular offices in their respective countries.

Following the implementation of K-ETA from 1 September 2021, nationals of 112 countries/regions, who were eligible for visa-free entry, now need to apply for K-ETA in order to receive a boarding pass. K-ETA authorization is generally valid for multiple trips over a period of two years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. (Application fee - 10,000 KRW/person)

However, due to COVID-19, currently, ONLY ① nationals of 96 countries/regions visa-free entry is available and ② ‘Priority Entry (Business) Persons’ of the 16 visa-free entry suspended countries/regions as an exception can apply for K-ETA (as of 1 April 2022). Depending on the situation of COVID-19, the list of countries/regions may be updated.

Please click here to see the updates and detailed process of K-eta.


Regardless of this announcement, you are advised to contact the Embassy of the Republic of Korea or consular offices in your respective countries to have more accurate information regarding the visa application procedures. To see the list of Diplomatic Missions of the Republic of Korea, please click here.

Letter of Invitation

The visa application is the sole responsibility of the participants. If an invitation letter is needed for the visa application process, it can be obtained from the World Water Cities Forum Secretariat (wwcf@exco.co.kr).

Invitation Letter Request Form


For the Visas being processed at Embassies or Consulates, you can check the application status within 5 working days from submission. For the duration of the visa issuance process, please refer to the notice board of the Diplomatic Office to which you made your submission. Each Diplomatic Office may require a different amount of processing time depending on the workload.