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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Jeju-do Island accessible by ferries?
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Yes, the ferry services to the island are currently available from multiple passengers’ ports.

Q: Where can I exchange currency upon arrival/departure?
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You can exchange money at a bank, exchange service center, or an authorized exchange. For most tourists, it is easiest to visit one of the exchange service centers at the airport.

Q: Do you have any suggested travel itineraries for 2 to 3 days?
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Korea has a little something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in seeing historic sites or into trendy fashion spots, you can find the perfect fit in our list of suggested 2 and 3-day itineraries.

Q: Is there a cheaper & easier way to travel around Korea?
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There are a variety of transportation cards for both buses and trains which can be used to get discounted fares, while also cutting out the need for carrying cash and explore some South Korea tour to plan for your trip.

Q: Who can I call for help if I am in an emergency situation while in Korea?
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For emergencies, you can call the police by dialing 112 or the fire department at 119. For medical emergencies, you can call 1339, who will help connect you with the nearest hospital. Many hospitals in Korea are staffed with medical professionals who are fluent in English.

For non-life-threatening emergencies such as transportation inquiries or interpretation services, call the 1330 Korea Travel Hotline, operated by the Korea Tourism Organization. This one-stop helpline is available as a public service for both local and international travelers.

Q: Do the travelers need the travel permits to visit Korea?
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Foreigners wishing to enter Korea are required to have a visa, which can be applied for at a Korean Embassy or Consulate-General. However, a person meeting any one of the following qualifications may enter Korea without a South Korea visa

  • Nationals of countries that have signed a visa waiver agreement with the Republic of Korea.
  • Those granted permission or immunity for reentry.
  • Those entering for the interest of international goodwill, travel, or purpose which are beneficial to Korea and have been granted permission upon presidential decree. 
  • Those who have departed with a refugee travel certification and are entering prior to the expiration date.

Requirements for Visa Application

  1. A valid passport
  2. A completed visa application
  3. Passport size photo  
  4. Fee