Travel Information

  • Any foreigners wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and visa before coming. Nationals of visa waiver or visa-free countries may enter the country without a visa for tourism purposes only.
    * For more information about Visa Click Here.
  • Nationals of countries/regions eligible for visa-free entry are required to get K-ETA approval to board the flight or ship bound for the Republic of Korea. In Celebreation of 'Visit Korea Year (2023~2024)', K-ETA will be temporarily exempted to 22 countries/regions from April 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024 (KST).

※ List of 22 countries/regions eligible for temporarily exemption of K-ETA. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Macao, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, US(including Guam).

* For more information about K-ETA, Click Here.


The South Korean Won is the official currency of South Korea.
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Credit Card

Most of the businesses in Korea widely use and accept payment by credit cards, including at major hotels, department stores, and general shops. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and other credit cards can be used. However, check the service availability before making purchases as some stores may not provide this service.

Currency Exchange

Major foreign currencies could be exchanged at banks, hotels, and the airport.

  • Bank Hours

    09:00 ~ 16:00, Monday to Friday

  • Exchange Rate

    1 USD = 1,250 KRW (The exchange rate is subject to change.)

* For more information about the latest exchange rate Click here.


The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts and 60Hertz.




Fire & Medical


Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency


Korea Tourism Organization


The average temperature for October in Korea hovers around 15 degrees Celsius. Sunny days and clear skies are expected and light clothing is recommended. In the early mornings and evenings, a light jacket would be advisable. The average of minimum temperature is 9.8 and the maximum temperature is 19.7 degrees Celsius. The amount of precipitation is 49.3 mm.

* For more information about the latest weather in Korea, Click here.

Time Difference

When Indicating Korea Time: Present Time (GMT+9) / No daylight savings time.