South Korea visa requirements for Qataris

Travel and visa requirements

South Korean Visa is not required for Qataris

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Qatar can travel to South Korea for a stay duration of 30 days without applying for a visa.
  • Passport of visitors must be valid for six months at the time of entry with one blank page available for entry stamps.
  • There are no records of vaccination required for Qatar citizens visiting South Korea.
  • Visitors are required to provide a computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from South Korea.
  • The Import of weapons, firearms and ammunition even for sporting purpose, requires permission from the police that must be obtained before clearing customs.
  • Visitors bringing amphetamines or other prescription narcotics into the country must obtain advance permission in writing from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
  • Travellers are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • A certificate of foreign currencies must be submitted to customs upon departure from the Republic of Korea
  • The estimated flight time from Doha, Qatar to South Korea is 9 hours, 25 minutes.
  • South Korea uses the Korean Standard Time, hence, South Korea is 6 hours ahead of Qatar.
  • Foreigners visiting South Korea are allowed to possess local currency (Korean Won-KRW) up to KRW 8,000,000 upon entry and exit but there are no restrictions on foreign currencies provided the imported sums are declared on arrival.
  • Heavy rains and flooding in South Korea are likely to occur during the June to August monsoon season or the May to November typhoon season.
  • The South Korean economy is now ranked at the 11th largest economy in the world and the 4th in Asia.
  • While Japan is famous for its cherry blossom, South Korea can boast of a great share of the wonderflower.
  • South Korea has a total of 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and some of the most famous include Changdeokgung Palace Complex, Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes, Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong, and Gyeongju Historic Areas
  • In South Korean, it is common for people to eat dog meat like chicken, pork, and beef.
  • For 14 days in every summer, a mud festival in Boryeong organised normally on the second weekend in July where most people attend the festival. 
  • South Korea has 20 national parks and popular nature places like the Boseong Tea Fields, Suncheon Bay Ecological Park, and the first national park of Jirisan.
  • South Korea tends to have a humid continental climate and a humid subtropical climate and is affected by the East Asian Monsoon with precipitation heavier in summer during a short rainy season called jangma which begins the end of June through the end of July
  • South Korea has four distinct seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter. Spring usually lasts from late March to early May, summer from mid-May to early September, autumn from mid-September to early November, and winter from mid-November to mid-March.
  • The two main languages spoken in South Korea are Korean and English.
  • A large proportion of the South Korean population has no religious affiliations with a few people practising Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Cheondoism.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to South Korea?

South Korea is a safe country. However, the large influx of tourists entering the country attracts thieves as with any other country in the world. The most common crime types there are pocketing and bag snatching, particularly in public buses, big transport hubs, markets and other popular places that are frequently visited by tourists.

Where is the best place to visit in South Korea?

Busan of South Korea is a popular destination for tourists which boasts a mix of stunning beaches, city life and historic buildings.

Are there airports in South Korea?

There are about 28 Airports in South Korea but the Incheon International Airport which is also called Seoul–Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.