Questions tagged [south-korea]

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

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Do I need a visa to transit through South Korea?

I am a Vietnamese citizen. I am planning to buy a round-trip flight ticket from Taipei to Los Angeles (America) and I will transit in Seoul airport. Do I need a visa if I want to enter Seoul (not ...
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Long lay over in Seoul. Do I need a visa as a Filipino citizen?

I'm a Filipino immigrant from USA about to visit home in December. I have a 14-hour lay over in Seoul, South Korea. Do I need a visa to leave the airport to do a little sightseeing?
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Apply for a Korean visa in Japan

I'm a Vietnamese citizen and currently living in Japan. Can I apply for a South Korea tourist visa at the Korean embassy in Japan, or must I do it at the Korean embassy back in Vietnam?
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Is a visa required by an Indian citizen for visiting Seoul?

I am an Indian passport holder travelling to Germany via Seoul and would like to stay in Seoul for a couple of days. I have my flight tickets to Germany and a German residence permit. Do I need a ...
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Do any of the currency exchanges at Istanbul Atatürk Airport deal in Korean won?

I'm about to fly from Istanbul to Seoul and I have a useful amount of Turkish Lira (TRY) left but I don't have any South Korean Won (KRW) to pay for the metro to my hostel when I get there. Several ...
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Best smartphone data plan in South Korea? [duplicate]

What is the best way to get smartphone access when traveling for a few days in South Korea? I am mostly interested in getting cheap data access (google maps...).
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Checking in a new bag during a layover

I will have a 10 hour layover in Seoul (ICN) and I want to go out and do some shopping. Is it possible to check in a bag during my layover? I will be traveling on Korean Air. I will only have 1 ...
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Will I be able to enter South Korea as a tourist with a one-way ticket and no ticket home yet?

I've been to South Korea a few times already and always enjoy it but I've always had an onward ticket before. Now I need to fly home from a trip that's lasted over a year, but I still want to take my ...
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Transiting through Incheon (Seoul), South Korea

I'm planning to fly from Ulaanbaatar to Melbourne via Seoul (and Kuala Lumpur). There seems to be a policy for allowing passengers destined for some countries (Australia included) to transit through ...
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Visa for transit in Seoul

I have a question about the visa needed to transit in Korea. I'm an Indonesian passport holder and am traveling to the US. On the way back I have a transit of 24 hours at Incheon. If I want to go out ...
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Which ferry from China to South Korea is the cheapest?

In less than two weeks my Chinese visa will expire and I'm considering taking one of the ferries to South Korea. I don't care about which part of China it leaves from, there are several choices. I ...
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Travelling between Japan and South Korea

We are going to Japan for 3 weeks in the beginning of April and would like to spend a couple of days in Seoul. How do we get there? And how expensive is the ferry from southern japan to Busan in South ...
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Do I need to apply for a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist on an Australian passport?

Do I need to apply for a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist for a few days when travelling on an Australian passport? Or will I be able to get one on arrival?
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Do I need Korea Visa when transit at Incheon Airport, as an Indonesian citizen?

I'm travelling from London (UK) to Jakarta and using 2 different airlines (2 separate tickets - non connecting flight), from London to Incheon using Asiana (1 ticket), and from Incheon to Jakarta ...
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Is 6 hours transit time enough to see something of Seoul?

I am flying to Tokyo in November, and I have the choice to go direct (paying extra) or transit via Seoul. Is 6 hours transit time enough to leave Incheon airport for a bit to see something of Seoul? ...
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Can I leave South Korea to reset the 90 days visa counter?

My friend tells me that I can leave South Korea for 1 night and re-enter, to reset my 90 days. For example, an American could enter Korea and stay for 90 days and then go to Japan or China (any place ...
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Are there tours available from Seoul to the Korean Demilitarized Zone?

I am planning to visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone while staying in Seoul and would like to get tour options. Anyone has done this? Prices, schedule and tips are most welcome.
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Is advance booking required for ferries from China to South Korea?

We already have a question about prices of ferries from China to South Korea, my question is: can I just show up at the port and buy a ticket for the same-day ferry or do I have to book it in advance? ...
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Transit a day in Seoul (Indonesian citizen)

I'm an Indonesian citizen and traveling with family to Japan next month. My flight will transit in Seoul for a day. Do I need visa for 1 day/night stop over ? How many hour max I can stay in Seoul ...
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I'm an Indonesian citizen. Do I need a visa for South Korea?

I'm an Indonesian citizen holding an US visa. My itinerary is USA -> China -> South Korea -> China -> USA. All within 2 weeks. Do I need to apply for a South Korean visa?
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Do Philippine passport holders need a South Korean visa if travelling directly from Canada?

My sister and I are planning to visit South Korea before we go back to the Philippines. We're both Philippine passport holders, but I have a multiple-entry Canadian tourist visa, while she has (used ...
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Do any of the currency exchanges at Incheon International Airport deal in Turkish lira?

I'm about to fly from Istanbul to Seoul and I have a useful amount of Turkish Lira (TRY) left but I don't have any South Korean Won (KRW) to pay for the metro to my hostel when I get there. Several ...
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Chinese Passport Holder Transit in South Korea

A Chinese passport holder with a US visa has a flight scheduled from Beijing to Los Angeles in mid-November. This person wants to go to South Korea for a 3 day conference; the conference is one week ...
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Can a South Korean national visiting Canada travel to the United States?

My friend from South Korea is visiting me in Canada. Is it possible for her to get an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) while in Canada, and then visit the U.S. with me by driving ...
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“Speaking” Korean without really speaking Korean, as a tourist in South Korea

I'm thinking of visiting South Korea as a tourist, and I'm wondering if some preparations short of a full on study of the language will help. In particular, I'm wondering about learning Hangul, and ...
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Can I go to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) by myself?

I wonder whether I can go to and visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) by myself, i.e., without some tour operator. I am mostly interested in the 3rd tunnel, and its neighboring sites such as ...
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Shower rooms at Incheon airport

I will be in transit at the Incheon airport for a couple hours and wanted to make use of their 'shower rooms'. Has anybody used them? Can you take your luggage in the shower room? The airport's ...
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Is there any possibility to ride on a freighter from Romania to South Korea?

In my previous question I pointed out that there is a very large Korean shipyard on the southern Black Sea coast of Romania. This made me wonder if there might be any chance of hopping aboard a ...
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Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?

I'm thinking of going home to Australia from Europe/Turkey via Korea because... well Korea is awesome and it's on the way home (-: But I'm almost out of money. Then again I was just talking to ...
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Jeju Island (New Natural Wonder of the World) - How to Get There?

Jeju Island has just been provisionally named as one of the new 7 Natural Wonders of the World. But how does one get there? It's pretty far from the mainland. I assume there are planes, but is it ...
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Are there any places that serve Korean food in Doi Mai or Mangalia in Romania?

Those who've never been here before might not expect it, but there's something of a Korean presence on the Black Sea Coast within 10km of the Bulgarian border. The main entity is Daewoo Mangalia ...
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Legality of “volunteering” for room & board (and language class) in South Korea?

This hostel offers bed, food, and language class in return for work. In USA and other countries, this requires a working visa. In Spain it is legal.¹ How is it in South Korea? The website is an ...
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Traveling to Seoul, phone questions

I have an ASUS zenphone 2 (yay for dual sim slots!) and I'm traveling to Seoul next week for a two week business trip. 1) do I need to worry about a power converter for the phone charger, or will the ...
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Can transit in Japan or korea [closed]

I am traveling to Vladivostok from India. I have a flight from India to Japan to Korea to Vladivostok. Can I transit in Japan or Korea? I hold an Indian passport.
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Passport from Republic of China traveling to Taiwan with layover in Seoul

I will be traveling to Taiwan with my mother, who has a passport from the Republic of China. We have purchased direct round-trip flights from New York to Taipei via Seoul. We will have two overnight ...
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South Korea travel visa - When do I leave?

If you are a US citizen and travel to South Korea under the 90 day visa-free policy, when do you have to leave? Is it the 90th day or the 89th day?
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Do I need to apply for a visa to enter to South Korea if I already got Aus visa?

I'm currently holding Vietnamese passport and studying in Australia. I read some sources saying that I don't have to apply for visa if I already have a valid Australia visa. Is that true? Or will I be ...
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Bringing tea bags in zip lock bag to Korea?

Would I be able to bring tea bags (Lipton tea from Australia, and Twinings) in a zip-lock bag inside my checked luggage along with unopened Cadbury chocolate bars and such? I will declare on arrival. ...
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Traveling to South Korea, Should I buy a type C or F plug adapter?

From what I can see, either should plug into either socket. If I am bringing mainly a laptop, a usb, and a camera charger, which style should I buy for best results? Not sure if the type F is better/...
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How many days can I stay in Korea annually?

I came here in Korea last year in October and left at the end of December because of my tourist visa. I entered Korea again on 1st January 2018 after I went back to my country, Malaysia and stayed for ...
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Korean transit visa required for Indians?

I am an Indian citizen working in Indonesia. I would like to travel Jakarta-Tokyo-Beijing-Seoul-Jakarta with Korean Air. Do I need a transit visa before landing in Seoul?
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14 hour layover in Incheon, how to spend the time? [duplicate]

In a couple days, I'll be arriving at Incheon International Airport (ICN) at around 5 AM local time, and departing 6:40PM. Will sleep till 10AM - 11AM, leaving me with 7 hours of free time. What's ...