Questions tagged [south-korea]

A capitalist democratic country in East Asia more well known for its technology industry than tourism. Usage of the [south-korea] tag is intended for South Korea; for questions specifically about its northern neighbour, use the [north-korea] tag.

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Air Asiana canceled return flight while on a trip. How to get most compensation (and a flight)

A while ago I bought a flight+return from Japan to Korea. Now I am in Korea (used the first flight) and have just received an email that my return flight has been canceled (a couple weeks ahead). The ...
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Entry procedure to Korea (long term stay?) [closed]

I am looking for the current entry restrictions to Korea for a 4 months stay on a D-2 visa, entering from Japan. I have found the following website, but I am not sure if I am really considered long ...
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Taking birth-control pills to South Korea

I'll be going to South Korea for at least 6 months, and I take birth control pills. In my country, I've never needed any prescription to buy them, although I can easily get a prescription if needed. ...
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How long does an alien have to fly into Korea once my D-4 visa is issued?

If an alien (i.e. a non South Korean national) applies to a D-4 visa to study in Korea, and assume the visa is granted, is there any pre-defined period of time the alien has since the visa is issued ...
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Purpose of travel for past trips on a d-2-8 visa

I'm applying for a D-2-8 visa (Summer school/short term study visa) to go South Korea. One of the questions is what the purpose of visit was for my past travel history. I've been to England, France, ...
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has anyone translated dietary restrictions in writing from english to korean?

https://justhungry.com/japan-dining-out-cards has printable cards for communicating dietary restrictions in Japan. they translated english to japanese. are there any similar cards or website for ...
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Inverted Speed Limit sign in South Korea

Can anyone tell me the meaning of this South Korean street sign? It looks like a speed limit to me, but the colors are inverted (white font on black instead of black font on white). I searched ...
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Can French citizens apply for a South Korean tourist visa with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Visa_policy_of_South_Korea&oldid=966979960#Visa-free_entry: On 13 April 2020, the South Korean government temporarily suspended its visa ...
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Flying from Bangkok to the United States via South Korea (Incheon): will the passenger be quarantined in South Korea?

If a passenger flies from Bangkok to the United States via South Korea (Incheon), will they be quarantined in South Korea? The passenger is a French citizen and permanent resident of the United ...
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Where can I find a Korean-English phrasebook in the form of laminated cards?

Soon, I'm hoping to travel to South Korea to get voice surgery. I remember hearing of these laminated cards that you could use to point to a phrase or something in order to help communicate. Do you ...
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Dual Citizenship (US, S. Korea) and entering Korea [duplicate]

I am currently a college student (20yrs) finishing up a semester of college in the US before flying back to Korea to be with my parents, but I heard that the travel restrictions in Korea are a bit ...
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Traveling to Korea with special entry procedure because of COVID-19

According to the Korean government, a special entry procedure has been set for travellers from 5 European countries including The Netherlands. As an extension to some Asian countries. More info ...
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Travel through Chinese/Korean immigration/customs individually or together?

Me and my friend booked our flights from LAX to ICN together and have a layover in PEK Beijing. When we go to the immigration and customs counters, would we approach them individually or together? ...
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Airport Change when transiting in Korea (Indonesian passport, Canadian PR)

I am travelling to Japan from Canada and I found a ticket with Seoul transit. However, the Seoul transit will require an Airport change from ICN to GMP. It will be 20 hours layover which will be ...
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Is there a possibility I will get sent back from South Korea once I arrive after being in Wuhan December 2019?

On what grounds will a tourist be sent back from South Korea? Especially in the midst of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV? I’ve returned to Indonesia from China at the end of December, and have not shown any ...
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Korean Visa for a layover tour

If we have a US Visa, is it OK to enter Seoul, South Korea to take a layover tour? It's because we will be arriving in Seoul dawn of February 21 & leave Seoul to San Francisco on the night of ...
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Connecting flight with long layover in Korea

I am a Philippine Passport holder. I will travel to Brazil passing Incheon, South Korea, to arrive on March 29 at 8 pm in the airport and onward to Brazil on March 30 at 10:30 am. I plan to ...
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Transit in Korea for Uzbekistan

I am a student in China and want to come back Uzbekistan with Shanghai-Seul(Incheon), Seul(Incheon)-Tashkent airlines and transit time is 19-20 hours do I need transit Visa of Korea? Please give me ...
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Long Layover in Korea

I am a Philippine passport holder and I have a 14 hour layover in Korea on January 29. My problem is that my passport is expiring on April 21. When I called Asiana before I booked my flight, they said ...
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Need visa for 12 hours layover at Seoul airport?

We are Myanmar passport holders, me and our family are planning to visit Japan and Korea this April. We're planning to book a connecting flight from Japan to Korea, and then to Yangon. Is it OK for ...
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transit to south korea for 4days, do I need a visa?

I'm a US permanent resident but have a Philippine passport. Planning to stop by south Korea for 4 days before heading to the Philippines as a final destination.Do I still need to get a visa?
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Do I need a visa to transit Seoul on my way back from Jeju to Manila? [duplicate]

I will be travelling from Jeju island bound for Manila, my plane will land in Seoul Gimpo and will transfer to Incheon, Do i need to secure a visa to get to Incheon airport from Seoul Gimpo?
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Visit South Korea with US Visa

I am an India passport holder with a USA F1 visa. Is it possible to visit South Korea (departing from USA and with return flight to USA as well) for 2 weeks without applying for a separate visa? This ...
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Chinese citizen Chinese passport transfer airline in Incheon, do I need B-2-1?

Chinese citizen Chinese passport leaving chinese airport transfer airline in Incheon, do I need B-2-1?
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Do I have to prepare hotel booking, travel agenda or flight ticket when I apply for Korea tourist visa from Japan?

I'm a foreigner working in Japan so I have residence card here (my card will last till 2024) I'm planning to go to Korea next January. From the website I see that I just need to fill out the visa ...
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korean transit Visa for Indian passport Holders

I am a Indian National and living in UK. I came Japan last month to see my Husband. Now i am going back to India. My flight is from Tokyo-korea-New Delhi. I have a layover in korea about 12 hours. Do ...
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Can Korean American men visit South Korea without being drafted? [closed]

I've read some things about how Korean American males 18 or older can't visit South Korea between the age of 18 and 35? 38? (inclusive?) without being drafted into the military. South Korea, of course,...
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Do I need Korean transit visa

I'm a Nepalese citizen traveling to Nepal from Japan and holding the Japanese resident card have 19hours layover in Icheon airport Seoul via Korean Airlines. Do I need a transit visa?
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Passport scanner problem [duplicate]

I have a question and concern on the passport scanner issue. It happened at South Korea airport. Before I went to luggage inspection, I have to scan the passport with airport staff and when my ...
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If I went to Korea for two weeks and plan to go again am I using the same 90 day allowance? [closed]

I went to Korea earlier this year for two weeks and I plan to go again for three months. However, it just crossed my mind that I can only go up to 90 days without a visa, so, because I went earlier in ...
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Does a Filipino passport holder resident in New Zealand need a visa to enter South Korea?

I live in New Zealand but I have a Filipino passport with a student visa in it. Do I need to get a visa if I want to go to South Korea from New Zealand?
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Visa Transit in South Korea

I'm an Indonesia passport holder, currently living in Japan with a working visa. I will be travelling to Vietnam. On my flight back to Japan, I will leave from Vietnam to South Korea, Incheon and ...
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Is there a way to switch web versions of Navier/Kakao maps to English?

Can one switch Naver and/or Kakao maps to English? I mean specifically web versions for browsers, not mobile apps.
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Do I need a visa to enter South Korea for 7 days before going to Canada as an Indian Citizen?

I am from India and am an Indian citizen. This month I am planning to go to Canada (I have a Canadian visa). On the way I want to visit South Korea for 7 days. My friend told me if I have a Canadian ...
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Is Korean won readily exchangeable at realistic rates in Bangkok?

As usual I found myself a little bit short of local currency in my current country a day before flying to my next country. ATM fees add up fast (especially in Thailand!) so I withdrew enough KRW to ...
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I want come to Jeju Island for 10 days. What is the requirement for traveling? [closed]

I want come to Jeju Island for 10 days what is the requirement for traveling? I am from Pakistan.
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Muan International Airport to Mokpo in late evening

I reach Muan International Airport Friday at 21:30 with no checked-in luggage. I had booked the only guesthouse in the area via booking.com but this morning the owner sent me an email telling me that ...
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Can I get South Korean visa on my way to the US?

I am Pakistani national and was student in Japan. Now for further studies I am moving to the US. I have US student visa now. I am traveling from Japan and I have layover at Inchen Airport, Seoul for ...
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Do I need a transit Visa from Macau to Addis Ababa? [closed]

I am Uganda by nationality. I traveled from Addis Ababa aboard ET672 on 21july through Seoul Incheon International to Macau aboard Jejuair 7C2003 at 22:40. I was supposed to go home yesterday from ...
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How much can I expect to pay to sleep in a non-fancy jjimjilbang (Korean onsen/sento) in a non-touristy area?

You've probably heard of onsens and sentos in Japan, which are public bath houses. Korea has something similar and here they're called "jjimjilbangs". One major difference is that you usually don't ...
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Indonesian having Japan Student Visa (Language School) Unable to Apply for S.Korea Tourist Visa in Japan

My friend from Indonesia has stayed in Japan for 1,5 years on student visa for language school and she recently planned a vacation with her classmates to South Korea in September. They already bought ...
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When taking the ferry from Shimonoseki, Japan to Busan, Korea, how much will I need in cash-only fees?

Seven years ago I took ferries between Japan and Korea about six times, and I'm looking at taking the ferry again. I seem to recall that even when paying for the ferry ticket in cash that there is ...
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Stitches removal in south Korea [closed]

I suddenly had to get just some small stitches on my wrist and it has to come off in 10 days and I will be in Korea at that time so I was wondering where I can go get it removed and how much will it ...
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Booking transit hotel at Incheon Korea [closed]

I want to stay overnight on a 2 leg international flight in Feb 2020, no need to clear customs. Hotel says no availability, is because date is too far out?
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Transit visa at Incheon airport

I am a Nigerian and making a round trip for holiday from Lagos to East Timor, with a transit at Incheon airport, South Korea. Do i need a transit visa?
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MINIMUM STAY As a transit passenger

I have a US passport travelling from Guam to London. My first transit is Seoul (Incheon Airport). Lay over for 10hrs before my next flight to Dubai. Is there any minimum days to stay in Seoul before ...
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Is there now, or was there a few years ago, a ferry from Busan, Korea or Shimonoseki, Japan to China?

In the past I took ferries between South Korea and Japan six times, but the most recent was seven years ago. I seem to recall that besides the Japanese and Korean travellers that there were also many ...
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Can registered guest stay in other room of the same hotel?

My girlfriend has just come to Seoul in a group of tourists. I'm already in Seoul since I study there. Because we want to spend a night with each other so I thinking about booking a (double) room for ...
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What does amber - green traffic light mean in South Korea?

I recently rented a car in Jeju, South Korea. While I managed to get used to most of the traffic rules there which are different from what I'm used to (such as right turn on a red light) I got really ...
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Visiting Jeju island on single entry visa to South Korea

I'm traveling to South Korea on single entry visa and I'm making plans of visiting Jeju island during my stay from Seoul. As I have my return flight back from Seoul I have to travel back to Seoul ...
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