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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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Bringing a small amount of prescription medication into Seoul without a doctor's note

I will go on holiday to Seoul for a week, in 2 days. I would like to take small amounts (enough to cover my trip) of propantheline tablets, mometasone cream and fluticasone nasal spray with me. I ...
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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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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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South Korean tourist visa - is funds parking acceptable in my situation?

I'm travelling to South Korea soon with my Korean girlfriend. We both live in a Southeast Asian country of which I am a citizen. I used to lived in Europe till a few months back so I have a bank ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover in Seoul en route to China? [closed]

I am traveling to mainland China, and will be changing planes in Seoul. I have a 3 hour layover. Do I need a transit visa for that?
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Are old iPhones unable to be use SIM cards overseas, and if so, can it be avoided?

An iPhone 4 I got in March 2011 in Australia was able to be used with a SIM when I visited Japan in 2011 to 2013. However, when I tried getting a SIM for it in September 2016, the store staff said ...
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Is the F-4 visa of the Republic of Korea considered permanent residency (OECD PR) for visa application purposes?

For example, if a country provides holders of OECD PR special treatment (say simplification or exemption), would an F-4 visa of the Republic of Korea be considered such PR?
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Travelling to Japan from Korea on a UK passport

I have a UK passport and an E2 Visa for living and working in Korea. Will I encounter any difficulties if I want to travel to Japan, or will I need to get a visa when I get there or before I go (i.e. ...
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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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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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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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Visiting brother in Korea, transit 2 days

I am an Indian citizen, residing in Japan, having permanent residency in Japan. I am planning to visit Hong Kong via South Korea. I want to break my journey in Seoul for 2-3 days on the way to Hong ...
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Internet latency between Europe and Korea [closed]

I don't really know if this if the right place to ask this question but I can't find a better one. I'm moving to Seoul - South Korea for my studies in August and I was wondering with a friend staying ...
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Extending tourist stay in South Korea to take a language course?

I'm an American citizen planning to go to Seoul as a tourist for a month or two, and, if I like it, enroll in a three-month Korean language course through one of the universities there (making a total ...
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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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What benefits do C-3-8 visa holders enjoy, which C-3-9 visa holders do not, in the Republic of Korea?

C-3-8 is exclusively for the Korean diaspora, while C-3-9 is for everyone or everyone else. However, both of them are valid for 5 years, are multiple-entry, and allow a maximum stay of 90 days. Is ...
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Is a transit visa needed in Korea for Nepali people?

I am a Nepali citizen and I have a 2-year Japanese visa, from 2017 to 2019. I want to go to Nepal from Japan with Korean Air, transiting in Korea. Do I need a transit visa?
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Long layover at Incheon international Airport

I have a question related to my trip to Korea. I am Cambodian, I will have a trip from Cambodia to Jeju and of course I can get in Jeju without visa. But from Jeju to Cambodia, I will have a long ...
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Are there lockers in Gangnam Station?

I will be travelling to Seoul soon and am planning to visit the infamous Gangnam area. I would probably have heavy luggage with me so I am looking for a solution to store them. Are there lockers in ...
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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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Summer Travel: Jeju Island MERS Problems?

Maybe this is too ongoing to answer, but anyway... There seems to be travel alerts for (South, at least) Korea due to MERS at the moment. Is Jeju Island Affected As Well? What Will Summmer Travel Be ...
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Which passport to use when travelling between south korea and ireland

My daughter will soon have two passports - one korean and one Irish. I am trying to figure out the correct way to do things but I keep getting told different things. Ive been told you have to use the ...
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Can I get on and off Jeju Airport Limousine at any stop?

According to Wikivoyage and several other sources, Jeju Airport Limousine runs from the airport to Seogwipo, with some ten stops on the way. Is it possible to get on or off this bus at any stop? For ...
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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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Do I need to apply korean tourist visa

I'm currently holding Indonesian passport who has a Permanent Residency of Australia. I'm planning to go to Inchon and Jeju island for 1 week from Indonesia. My question is, do I need to apply for a ...
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Visa-free transit in Korea

I'm flying from Auckland to China (layover) to Busan. Then 5 days in Korea, then Seoul to Japan. I am staying there for 3 months. I am from Jordan and a New Zealand permanent resident. I already have ...
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Using my train pass in Korea

I'm going to South Korea for 2 weeks between September 10 and 24. I bought a flexible pass on the Korail website. But I discovered too late that I can only make reservations up to one month before any ...
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Transit visa for South Korea as a Pakistani citizen?

I am taking a round trip from China to Japan. My departure flight has a 7-hour layover in Seoul, that would be okay, but on the return flight there is a layover of 24 hours. Can I get a transit visa ...
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Passport made strange scan alert sound when checking out of the country

Earlier this year I was in Japan and Korea. Now I'm back in my home country. However, when I was in Korea the "scan" machine before going to luggage inspection, right before accessing the boarding ...
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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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Can I leave ICN airport on an 8-hour layover? Indonesian citizen, US Green Card

I'm an Indonesian citizen with a US green card. I'm traveling to Jakarta. I have an 8-hour layover in South Korea. Based on https://visa.go.kr/, I'm pretty certain that I don't need a tourist/transit ...
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Does a Vietnamese with a US F-1 student visa need a visa to travel to Korea?

I'm currently an international student studying in the US. I'm Vietnamese and have an F-1 visa. I'm planning to take a round trip from Vietnam to Korea this summer and I was wondering about the visa ...
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Incheon free transit tour: no slots in online reservation for my tour choice. Can I still join on-site?

If the schedule for my particular choice of tour (slots show 15/15) is full in the reservation website, do I still have a chance to join that tour when registering on-site (off-line without ...
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Multiple Entry into Korea

I’m planning a trip to Korea and I am an Indian citizen. Now as an Indian, I can visit Jeju (by virtue of it being a Special Administrative Province) without a visa but for the rest of Korea I need a ...
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Do I need to apply for a Korean Tourist visa?

I am a Philippine passport Holder with valid Japanese working visa residing in Japan. Do I need to apply for a Korean Tourist visa?
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Does a Sri Lankan need transit visas for Korea and Malaysia?

I'm a Sri Lankan passport holder and I am living in in the Northern Mariana Islands, a US territory, on a CW2 visa. I'm planning to travel to Sri Lanka by the end of the month and have to transit in ...
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Is a parental letter of consent required to leave or enter Japan for a mother traveling with her child?

If traveling from Okinawa, Japan to Seoul, Korea, is it required to have a consent letter to leave and enter if the child is travelling only with the mother?
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Transit in Korea

I'm Vietnamese and now studying in the US. I also have a Vietnamese passport and US visa. If I come from San Francisco to Vietnam and I have to transit in Korea 3 days, can I go outside to travel with ...
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How to use a credit card as T-Money?

According to this post, it seems that you can use your credit card as T-money, and just tap your card on the subway gate to pass it through. Much like Singapore's ez-link card, T-money is a ...
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Can Samsung Galaxy S5 be used in South Korea?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, model SM-G900F. This is a 4G/LTE phone which I purchased from a carrier in Singapore. It is unlocked. I would like to confirm that this phone can be used in South Korea ...
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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? [on hold]

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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South Korea Exit Requirements

I have an F2 visa in South Korea on my Canadian passport, which has expired and in the process of renewal. I do have to travel, and was thinking to do so on my other, and Dutch passport. Is South ...
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90-days without a visa in South Korea [closed]

I am a frequent visitor to South Korea without a visa as a U.S. citizen. Each time I left Korea without fully staying those full 90 days but am wondering whether there is a limit to this count (one ...
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Using Incheon’s Transit Hotel

I’m going to have a 12 hour layover in Incheon in April and was planning on using their terminal 2 transit hotel. Their hotel policy states that I cannot use them if I have to go through immigration ...
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Can I reset my stay in Korea by going out? [duplicate]

I live in a country which allows me to stay in Korea for 90 days on a tourist visa. I’m wondering is it enough for me to go out from Korea, let say I go to Japan for few days and then I go back to ...
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Do I need a visa to transit through South Korea? Vietnamese passport, depart from Taipei [duplicate]

I am Vietnamese and living in Taiwan. I would like to check if I could enter Korea without a visa as transit program. I got a physical Japan visa. Transit tourists bound for another country ...
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Do I need a visa to go out of the airport in Seoul for sightseeing? [duplicate]

I'm going to Mongolia and have a 14-hour layover in Seoul with Asiana Airlines from the USA. Do I need a visa to go out of the airport for sightseeing? I'm a Mongolian passport holder.
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traveling with no visa [duplicate]

Filipino citizen traveling from Saipan via Korea with 13 hours lay over going to manila with NO either U.S. visa or Korean visa can take Korea airport city tour?
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How safe are ferries within and travelling from Korea?

I'm considering using ferries as part of my visit to South Korea, either to visit a Korean island, such as Jeju island, or to travel to or from Japan. Partially for the novelty, and partially because ...
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Travel from Europe to Asia tickets

my family will be visiting me in Japan soon and we plan to make a trip to South Korea too. So they would be coming from France to Japan, then from Japan to Korea, then Korea to Japan and from Japan ...