South Korea international travel advice

Landscape view of South Korea

South Korea 🇰🇷

South Korea is part of Asia with main city at Seoul. Its Developing country with a population of 51M people. The main currency is Won. The languages spoken are Korean. the Republic of Korea is the formal name of South Korea It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~-2.55 °C   🌧 ~30.45 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 51M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our travel advice for South Korea. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in South Korea.

issued date: November 12, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Korean


💱 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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ 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 ‘extra’ tip.


📡 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.

📱 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.

📞 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 .


🛣️ 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.

🆘 Emergency





Fire department


Last updated: January 27, 2020