Starting from May 1, 2016, visa-free entry for transit tourists bound for another country will be revised as follows.
※ Major revisions
- Among persons holding a visa to enter the 5 advanced countries who transit through Korea, Japanese individual visa holders are excluded from visa-free entry
- Chinese group tourist holding a group-tourist visa to Japan are still permitted to enter Korea without a visa.
* 5 Advanced Countries : U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand