The government of the Republic of Korean has announced that it will resume visa-free entry for Kuwait nationals. Starting May 1, 2022, Kuwaiti nationals will be able to visit the Republic of Korea by applying for K-ETA(Korea Electric Travel Authorization), a travel permission granted to foreign nationals intending to enter the Republic of Korea without a visa.

Kuwaiti citizens intending to enter the Republic of Korea without a visa are required to apply for the K-ETA by providing personal and travel-related information through the K-ETA homepage website or the mobile app at least 72 hours before boarding the flight.
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Through the application of the K-ETA, Kuwaiti nationals can visit the Republic of Korea without a visa for duration of up to 90 days if the purpose of the trip is for tourism, treatment, business meeting, attendance at a conference, or visiting families or relatives.

The K-ETA will be valid for up to two years from the date of obtainment and available for multiple trips during their period of validity as long as the uploaded personal information are not changed. Additionally, travelers with the K-ETA will be exempt from submitting arrival cards enabling them to through entry immigration swiftly. applicants can receive the results by e-mail within 72hours after completing the applications.

We believed that the newly introduced system will further promote personal exchanges between the Republic of Korea and the State of Kuwait.

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