At the start of 2023, the South Korean authorities had decided to change the K-ETA in order to encourage the arrival of visitors on its soil, the Immigration Service announced an improvement which comes into force today July 3, 2023.

The validity of the K-ETA authorization will be revised upwards, from 2 years to 3 years.

Also note that travelers aged 17 and under, and those aged 65 and over, are exempt from K-ETA as of July 3.

In a statement on the introduction of these new provisions, South Korean immigration explains that “thanks to these measures, foreigners can easily visit South Korea, for longer, once they have obtained a permit. of electronic travel”.