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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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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Options for flying to Tokyo from Seoul [closed]

We are planning on the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan and then fly back to Tokyo from Seoul a week later. What are the options for flying one way from Seoul to Tokyo? We would like to find something ...
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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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Layover in Incheon, do I need a transit visa?

We are a Philippine Passport holder. We already have a Japan Visa. We already have a Ticket for our return flight. Unfortunately, it is connecting with Korea. May I know if do we need to secure a ...
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As a US citizen, can I stay in South Korea past the expiration of my student visa, using the 90 days that I'm normally allowed to stay visa-free? [closed]

I am a US citizen with a US passport. I will be studying abroad in Seoul later in the year and I am required to apply for a D-2 student visa for my program. My study abroad program will last for ...
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Does knowing Japanese help in neighbouring countries?

I know a bit of Japanese, but don't know any other Asian languages. Does knowing Japanese help in neighbouring countries such as South Korea and Taiwan? Am I likely to encounter people who are ...
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Reasons to carry passport in Korea as a US tourist

Other than having proper identification on hand if stopped by authorities, are there reasons to carry my US passport when I'm outside in Korea? I don't think I would get ID'd for drinks since I am 25 ...
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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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Travel from Incheon International Airport (Seoul) to Daejeon?

What is the cheapest way of transport to get from the Incheon International Airport (Seoul) to Daejeon?
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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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Dollars or euros to South Korea? [closed]

Is it better to bring Dollars or Euros? Is it possible to pay with creditcards (mastercard or visa) in most places? Like hotels and such. What is best to do, get cash or pay with creditcard?
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Travelling from India to Hawaii

I am planning to travel from Chennai (India) to Honolulu (Hawaii). I have the option to travel through Bangkok, Thailand and Seoul, South Korea, and want to know if either of these places will require ...
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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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Visa and entry to South Korea as a volunteer?

I would like to go to Seoul as a volunteer in a hostel and would like to know if the visa free entry as a tourist is enough for that purpose (not getting paid, just accommodation). Also, how exactly ...
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Booking hotel in South Korea

I will be in South Korea for about 3 days on the second week of July. I will most likely stay in Seoul and see some of the sights. I was planning on not booking a hotel (I've found a list of ...
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Can a Chinese citizen apply for a Korean visa in Jeju Island?

Jeju Island is visa-free for Chinese nationals. Is it possible for Chinese nationals to apply for a visa for the Korean mainland from Jeju Island? I have searched around but cannot find anything ...
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Does Korea have any mud festivals in autumn?

I've just learnt about the Boryeong Mud Festival, which sounds kind of cool. Unfortunately, it's held in late July (21 July to 30 July in 2017), which Wikivoyage describes as being fairly hot and ...
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Transit Time through Incheon (ICN) Airport (South Korea)

I am looking at flights with Korean Air that transit through Incheon Airport. IAD (Washington DC) to ICN (South Korea), ICN to SGN (Ho Chi Min). The layover is 1 hour 40 minutes. Is this enough ...
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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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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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Up-to-date forecast for Korea cherry blossom time

For Japan, https://www.japan-guide.com/sakura/ or https://www.jrailpass.com/blog/japan-cherry-blossom-forecast provide current and very detailed forecast for when cherries are expected to blossom ...
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Traditional dance lessons for tourists in Korea

The Learn section of Wikivoyage's guide to South Korea mentions dancing as something you can learn, and mentions as an added bonus that you wear Han Bok, traditional Korean clothing. I tried looking ...
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Is it possible for a US citizen to apply for a visa for Japan from South Korea?

I am a US citizen and I'm going to be studying abroad in Japan in April, 2017. I want to visit Seoul, South Korea for a couple month before then. Is it possible to apply for the visa for Japan ...
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Can I buy a local SIM in South Korea that enables tethering?

I will stay for a week or more in Seoul, and want to get a local SIM in my iPhone. As far as I know, there don't seem to exist any carriers that enable tethering, as it is not mentioned there (but it ...
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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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10 days in South Korea using an Australian Passport, whilst on a Chinese visa

Do I need a visa for a 10 day holiday to South Korea? I have an Australian passport living in China on a z visa.
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Using an iPhone 4S in South Korea

My brother will soon be traveling to South Korea for work an he has an unlocked iPhone 4S from Sprint. According to the Apple website, the 4S will work on one of the regional carriers so what he was ...
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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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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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Where can I get unscented deodorant spray in South Korea?

I found that my deodorant spray is close to empty so I decided to get it in South Korea before leaving my country. However, it seems that there are only deodorant spray available that smells in South ...
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Can I fly to Cambodia and back to South Korea to catch my flight home to the US after my study abroad visa is over?

I am studying abroad for 6 months in South Korea but I want to go to Cambodia to do a volunteer trip for two weeks at the end of school. However during the Cambodia program my student visa ends in the ...
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Do we need a visa? Vietnamese with Australian visa travelling SYD-TPE-ICN-TPE-SYD

I've read the Timatic guide for visa exclusions but I'm not sure if our trip is covered by the given itineraries. Any help would be very appreciated! My partner is Vietnamese with an Australian visa ...
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Incheon airport, ways to get wifi in south Korea for a few days

I'm flying to Korea in a couple of days, I live in the UK and never been outside Europe, also I'm have never traveled much, been to Italy and UK mostly. I'd like to be able to use Whatsapp, mainly to ...
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Do Japanese residents need a visa for South Korea?

My husband and I live in Japan and we're planning to travel to South Korea this June. We both hold a Philippine passport with a long-term resident Japanese visa. Do we still have to apply for a visa ...
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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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Is there a ZIP code I can enter when paying-at-the-pump in the USA with a South Korean credit card? [duplicate]

Im trying to use my South Korean Visa credit card at the gas pump and it is asking for my zip code. What am I supposed to do? Is there a generic ZIP code I can use?
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Does a Dutch citizen need a visa to visit South Korea as a tourist? [duplicate]

I am a Dutch citizen and want to visit South Korea. Do I need a visa?
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Jjimjilbang in Korea

I’m going to South Korea next week. I saw this awesome video on Youtube about a Jjimjilbang (spa/sauna) in South Korea. Unfortunately, it is located in Boryeong. I think I don’t have time to get there....
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90 day holiday visa for South Korea

I'm Australian and plan on going to South Korea with my bf for he has work there. Can I stay there for 90 days, leave the country for x amount of time then return for another period of time....?
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Are you able to bring bagels into South Korea on a flight?

My friend is going to NYC for a week. Currently in South Korea, we want to share the lovely NYC/NJ bagel. Assuming my friend packs the bagel in a airtight container to keep freshness, what is the ...
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Would people in Seoul be bothered by a big baggage in the subway/bus?

The box in question is a 55cm cube. Do we also need to buy a ticket for it or something?
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Can I ask for a re-stamp on my passport at Incheon airport?

Is there an immigration office in Incheon Airport (Korea)? Can I re-stamp my stamp for my arrival because my passport got wet and the stamp was washed out and it can be barely seen.
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Suwon is on the itinerary while travelling through South Korea. What should I do there and what is Suwon known for?

I need help in deciding what to do in Suwon during my stop there on a trip to South Korea. I've done a little research, however I'm curious if anyone has more experience.
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Can Filipino citizens get a visa upon arrival in South Korea?

I'm a Filipino citizen, and I am in Macau. Can I get visa upon arrival in South Korea (Seoul)?
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What types of entry points for travelers are available at Incheon Airport and what are their respective terms of use? [closed]

For example, there usually are counters for citizens / PR and counters for foreigners. What exactly does Incheon airport have? Per the suggestion by the community, “immigration entry point” could be ...
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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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How to find out if your Japan → Korea ferry is going to be cancelled by a typhoon?

I'm on a ferry (in theory) this Friday afternoon from Fukuoka to Busan. Typhoon Halong now appears to be heading towards that very stretch of sea. Is there any advance notice of cancellations of ...
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No-visa entry policy during transit in S. Korea

I'm a Chinese studying in the UK and planning to visit South Korea for an academic workshop and some sightseeing and then visit China. There is an visa exemption scheme for Chinese nationals with a UK ...
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Are any maps for sale at Jeju International Airport?

I am travelling to Jeju, South Korea soon, and I have been unable to find a proper map so far. Lacking a topographic map (that I would strongly prefer), at the very least I would need some kind of ...
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Do I need 6 months validity on my Australian passort if travelling to South Korea?

Do I need to have at least 6 months validity on my Australian passort if I will be staying in Korea for 2 days?