I’ve been receiving a lot of questions whether Filipino citizens can visit Jeju Island in South Korea without a visa. Jeju Island or Jeju-do is a famous tourist destination. It has been a favorite filming location for Korean dramas and movies.
I made a call a few minutes ago to Jeju Airport Immigration Office. I called them up at exactly 10:26 AM, September 30th and my call lasted for 3 minutes and 41 seconds. They have services in Korean, English and Chinese. The phone number is 064-746-0044.
I talked to the Immigration Official in English and he speaks fluent English with a very clear accent. So you need not worry whether I understood him perfectly or not ;p
I asked him if a Filipino still needs a visa to visit Jeju Island. He said that “if the visitor is coming from the Philippines and he’s flying directly to Jeju, a VISA IS NOT NECESSARY BUT HE WILL STILL BE SUBJECTED TO INVESTIGATION so there is no guarantee that he can enter Jeju Island.” Also, the return flight must be departing from Jeju. Even if one has a visa, it is still not a guarantee that he can enter Korea. It’s still up to the Immigration Official.
If you have any questions, you can call the Immigration Office. From the Philippines, it’s country code (82), local code (64) and phone number 746-0044.