Hi I'm traveling to Uzbekistan and have 12 hours layover in Seoul via Korean Airlines. Do I need a visa to go out of the airport for sightseeing? I'm a Philippine passport holder.


Visa is NOT required to transit through Incheon Airport (Seoul) for Nationals of the Philippines, under the following conditions:

  • Participate in the Transit Tourism Program (Advertised as free, but you have to pay 10 US dollars as an entry-procedure fee). You will have to make a reservation in advance.
  • Hold an airline ticket for transit within 72 hours.
  • Stay only in the possible destination for tourists of Seoul (Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi Province)

Sources: hikorea.go.kr

  • All three conditions must be met? – JoErNanO Apr 7 '15 at 16:36
  • @JoErNanO i do not know, it is an old answer i forgot.. – Nean Der Thal Dec 15 '15 at 15:39
  • AFAIK Bullet point 1 is one criteria, and 2 + 3 is another one. Need to dig further tho.... – revi Apr 15 at 7:04

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