South Korea destination information

All you need to know before visiting South Korea

South Korea summary

South Korea is a medium sized country with around 51M South Korean. Official language is Korean. South Korea uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+09:00. Currency used in South Korea is Won (KRW).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 61
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 21

ATMs in South Korea are Available everywhere. Internet speed in South Korea is on average 26.7 Mbps. In South Korea you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Seoul
🗣️ Korean
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 51M ☀️ ~11 °C 🌧 ~112 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 100k km2 (39k mi²)
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🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Korean


Currency 💱

1000 KRW = 0.82 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦

Available everywhere

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.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

South Korea uses GSM mobile networks .

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


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 .

international: + 82 2 1234567
calling local: 02 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in South Korea is on average 26.7 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in South Korea is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In South Korea you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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