Tour Information

About Korea : More info>>>

Visit Seoul : Official Seoul tour information portal More info>>>

Smartphone application  : Download 'i Tour Seoul' at App store / Google Play.

Immigration / Visas

Foreign nationals entering Korea are generally required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa assigned by overseas branch of Korean embassy or consular offices. However, visitors require a current passport valid for a minimum of 6 months. No visa or entry permit is required if you hold a British passport for a stay of up to 180 days. For further advice please contact the Korean Embassy in your country. More info>>>


Korea has four seasons, with a wet monsoon/summer season in the middle of the year, and a cold winter from November to March. In September, temperatures in Seoul range between a maximum of +30°C in the daytime and a minimum of +25°C at night. There is a big daily temperature difference day and night. More info>>>

Local Time

The standard time zone in the Republic of Korea is GMT / UTC +9 hours.

Health Advice

There are no required vaccinations for entry to South Korea and standards of medical care are high. Tap water is safe to drink, but mineral water including major imported brands is readily available from supermarkets and convenience stores.



The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts, 60 Hertz, and the socket outlet has two round holes which is the same type used in France, Germany, Greece, Turkey, and many other countries. These sockets accept standard 2pin Schuko plugs. More info>>>

Internet service is often provided in public places such as airports, train stations, and bus terminals in Korea. PC rooms and internet cafes are also useful to get internet service and easy to find throughout the country. In addition, many of popular tourist sites are equipped with free Wi-fi networks.

Dialing Code

International country code for Korea: +82

Regional area code for Seoul: 02

Emergency numbers in Korea

Police department Tel: 112

Fire department Tel: 119

Medical emergencies Tel: 1339

Official Currency

KRW – Korean Won
Notes: 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 50,000
Coins: 10, 50, 100, 500


Most businesses and service providers charge a 10% VAT on their products or services. Upscale hotels and restaurants charge a 10% service charge on room rates, food and beverage.

General Information

Tel: +82 (0)70-4268-9066

Fax: +82 (0)2 430-5745


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