South Korea allowed foreigners to enter the country without a passport from October

South Korea allowed foreigners to enter the country without a passport from October


The justice ministry announced Sunday that foreign nationals residing in South Korea will be able to use automated immigration checks at airports without pre-registration beginning in October.

Following this change, foreigners and people of Korean descent with foreign nationality residing in the country can enjoy easy access to the automated passport control kiosks.


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Currently, foreign nationals must sign up beforehand to use the system, whereas pre-registration isn’t required for South Koreans.

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The ministry said only 3.2 percent of the foreigners are using the automated system, compared to 50.4 percent for South Korean travelers.

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Foreigners with under a month left on their visa on the day of their travel must register before using the unmanned system.

Source: Ministry of Justice, The Korea Times

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