The 17th ROK-USA Forum on Nanotechnology


General information


The Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea (herein after Korea) is a country visited by more than ten million international travelers every year. With its long history in culture and tradition, the country has a lot to offer to travelers.
The Korean peninsula is located in Northeast Asia. It is surrounded by the ocean on three sides, making it a unique geographical location. With Seoul as its capital city, the landsite is roughly 1,030 km (612 miles) long and 175 km (105 miles) wide at its narrowest point. Korea's total land area is 100,033 square km, neighboring Japan to the east, China to the west, and sharing a northern border with Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).
The Republic of Korea is a small country on the far eastern edge of Asia. It covers a total area of 99,392 square kilometers and has a population of 50 million. The capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of 10 million. Although it ranks 109th in the world in terms of land area, the country is a center of economic activity, culture, and arts. Korea had to endure the Korean War (1950-53), but it has achieved amazing economic growth in a short period, dubbed "the Miracle on the Han River".
Today, the nation boasts the 15th largest economy in the world. Recently, Korean dramas and movies are also widely exported thanks to the popularity of Korean pop culture. K-pop stars are also active on the world stage.

Passport and Visa

Any foreigners who intent to enter the Republic of Korea must require a valid passport and a Korean visa.


Nationals of visa waiver or visa-free countries may visit Korea for up to 90 days without a visa.
Travelers from visa-waiver countries are required to get Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) online prior to their departure to Korea.
For detailed information about K-ETA, please go to the official site.

If you are unsure whether you need to apply for a visa, please visit the Korea Visa Portal where you can search for
your visa requirements by country/region, purpose of entry, etc.



Q-code is a system established by the KDCA in order to shorten the time for quarantine inspection and provide the conveniences overseas entrants require upon entry to the Republic of Korea. Anyone who inputs normal quarantine information through Q-code will be able to avail fast and convenient quarantine inspection after their arrival at the Republic of Korea.

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