Thai visa for South Korean citizens

A visa is NOT required for South Korean passport holders visiting Thailand for a short-term stay: 3 months.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For South Korean citizens to enter Thailand for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 3 months
Evisa Thailand e-visa for South Korean citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Thailand visa on arrival for South Korean citizens Not Available

Thailand tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding South Korean passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Thailand.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Thailand.

If you are looking for Thailand visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from South Korea, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Thailand nearest your place of residence.

  • Seoul: The Embassy of Thailand in Seoul, South Korea (Working hours: Close now)

Thailand visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Thailand diplomatic mission offices to South Korea for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from South Korea traveling to Thailand from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (South Korea) estimated Change (%)
2006 1,092,783 N/A
2007 1,183,652 8.32%
2008 889,210 -24.88%
2009 758,227 -14.73%
2010 885,445 16.78%
2011 1,156,283 30.59%
2012 1,263,619 9.28%
2013 1,295,342 2.51%
2014 1,122,566 -13.34%
2015 1,372,995 22.31%
2016 1,464,218 6.64%
2017 1,709,070 16.72%
2018 1,796,596 5.12%
2019 1,887,853 5.08%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Thailand & South Korea comparison

Thailand's area is approximately 510,890 km2 (197,255 sq mi), while the area of South Korea is approximately 97,230 km2 (37,540 sq mi). This means South Korea is 5.25 times smaller than Thailand.

As of June 2021, Thailand's population is ~77.9 million people - 24,509,096 more people than the population of South Korea.

We have highlighted Thailand & South Korea’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Thailand South Korea Difference
Population (est 2021) 77,927,372 53,418,276 24.5 million more people live in Thailand than South Korea
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 98 183 Thailand has 85 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with South Korea.
Travel freedom (2021) 35 138 Thailand passport holders visit 103 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 144 129 Thai hosts 15 more foreign missions than South Korea.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from South Korea travel to Thailand in one year?

The number of visitors from South Korea visiting Thailand in 2019 was approximately 1,887,853.

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