Visa & Invitation Letter

Quarantine Exemption Information

As of November, a two-week self-quarantine is applied to those entering Korea from some countries.
However, Korean government may change the regulation in the future depending on the situation.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide you with the proper guidelines on your method of participation.

* Below is the list of countries that are not exempted from the quarantine requirements as of November.

Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Brazil, Republic of Suriname, Angola, Uzbekistan, Djibouti, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines


Visa Information

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Korean government offers VISA-wavier/VISA-free entry to nationals of the following countries/regions. (*VISA-wavier/VISA-free visitors need K-ETA approval in order to obtain the boarding pass and to enter Korea.) Please click here (link) to apply for K-ETA.

Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominica, Guam, Guyana, Holy See, Ireland, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Palau, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Slovenia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela, Greece, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Estonia, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland

Accordingly, persons with a passport from the relevant 63 countries/regions, which are subject to the suspension measure as listed below, are required to obtain a visa from a Korean diplomatic mission to enter the Republic of Korea.

Asia (17) Macau, Malaysia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Kuwait, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Hong Kong
Americas (23) Guatemala, Grenada, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Brazil, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, El Salvador, Uruguay, Jamaica, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Peru, Canada, Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Ecuador
Europe (4) Russia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
Oceania (11) Nauru, New Zealand, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, Australia
Africa (8) Republic of South Africa, Lesotho, Morocco, Mauritius, Botswana, Seychelles, Eswatini, Tunisia


Invitation Letter

If you need an invitation letter to obtain a visa, please refer to the below:

  • The official invitation letter will be available to ONLY those who have completed registration payment.
  • The Letter is not a commitment on the part of the organizer to provide any financial support.
    • Printing an invitation letter at the ISLS 2021 Website
      Please access 'My Page' with your registered ID and PW and click on ‘Invitation Letter’ to print out a copy of original invitation letter.
    • Notarized Invitation Letter
    • Request will be processed as a part of the online registration system. USD 50 will be charged for the notary service and air courier.
      Letters will be sent by airmail after confirmation of your full payment. Please check with the Korean Embassy in your country whether a notarized letter is required for visa issuance.