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South Korea international travel guide

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South Korea πŸ‡°πŸ‡·

South Korea is part of Asia with main city at Seoul. It's usually 🌀️ 6.56 °C in South Korea with a rainfall of 🌧 47.12 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in South Korea. Internet speed in South Korea is on average 26.7 Mbps. In South Korea you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 51M people. The main currency is Won. The languages spoken are Korean. Automatic teller machines are everywhere in South Korea. Current travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developed Β  🌀️ ~6.56 Β°C Β  🌧 ~47.12 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 51M people
Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions
We advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in South Korea. To enter South Korea, you must present a negative COVID-19 test result (in Korean or English) taken no more than 48 hours before departure or a supervised COVID-19 (RAT) taken within 24 hours before departure. If you test positive before departure, you will not be allowed to board your flight. There's no longer mandatory quarantine when travelling to South Korea, but you will be required to take a COVID-19 (PCR) test within 24 hours of arrival. You must take a COVID-19 (PCR) test on arrival in Korea. If you do not, you could be imprisoned for one year or face a fine of up to 10 million won. All travellers should isolate in their residence or accommodation until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result. If you test positive on arrival, you will be required to isolate for 7 days regardless of medical documentation of a prior COVID-19 diagnosis. We now advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in South Korea.
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General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

South Korea uses 220V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Korean
Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

South Korea uses the South Korean won (symbol: ?), code KRW.Banknotes come in denominations of 50000, 10000, 5000 and 1000 Korean won. Korean Won is subdivided into 100 jeons. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50 and 10 Korean won.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are everywhere in South Korea. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. South Korea has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in South Korea. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small β€˜extra’ tip.
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πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in South Korea is on average 26.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in South Korea is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 27,966.83 KRW, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: KT, LG U+ (Uplus) or SK Telecom. South Korea uses GSM mobile networks . If you don't want to buy SIM card in South Korea upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call South Korea, dial +, then 82 (the country code for South Korea), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within South Korea, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .
Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In South Korea you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 30-80 km/h (18-49 mph) in all built-up areas, 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on motorways and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on expressways.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police
113
Ambulance
112
Fire department
112
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