Passport & VISA Information
Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before coming. But people of 99 countries who want to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements, or in accordance with principles reciprocity or national interest.
- Korea is a very safe country for tourists and a very good place for convention and conference.
- Regarding with this, Korea has made visa waiver agreements with about 180 countries.
- And also tourists who are not in visa-waived-countries, but directly enter into Jeju island, can stay 30 days without visa.
- For further information, visit the following website:
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Currency & Credit card
The Korean Won is the unit of Korean currency. Credit cards, e.g. VISA, Master Card, American Express and Diners Club, are widely accepted in most restaurants and hotels.
Outlets for 220 Volts are commonly available in hotels and other facilities in Korea. Please check the power supply before using equipment.
Tipping is not a traditional Korean custom. A 10% service charge is added to your bill at all tourist hotels and so tipping is not expected. It is not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless he assists you with luggage or provides an extra service.