Visa/General Information

Visa Useful Websites

Nationals of the following countries are allowed at least 30 days of visa-free sojourn for tourism or visitation in the Republic of Korea.




Continent Countries
Asia or Regions
(8 Countries)
Brunei (30 days), Hong Kong (90 days), Japan (90 days), Macau (90 days),
Malaysia (90 days), Singapore (90 days), Taiwan (90 days), Thailand (90 days)
America
(31 Countries)
Antigua and Barbuda (90 days), Argentina (30 days), Bahamas (90 days), Barbados (90 days),
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (90 days), Brazil (90 days), Canada (6 Months), Chile (90 days),Colombia (90 days),
Costa Rica (90 days), Dominican Republic (90 days), Ecuador (90 days), El Salvador (90 days), Grenada (90 days),
Guatemala (90 days), Guyana (30 days), Haiti (90 days), Honduras (30 days), Jamaica (90 days), Mexico (90 days),
Nicaragua (90 days), Panama (90 days), Paraguay (30 days), Peru (90 days), Republic of Suriname (90 days),
Saint Kitts and Nevis (90 days), Saint Lucia (90 days), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (90 days),
Trinidad and Tobago (90 days), Uruguay (90 days), United States of America (90 days)
Europe
(42 Countries)
Albania (30 days), Andorra (30 days), Austria (90 days), Belgium (90 days), Bosnia and Herzegovina (30 days),
Bulgaria (90 days), Croatia (90 days), Cyprus (30 days), Czech Republic (90 days), Denmark (90 days), Estonia (90 days), Finland (90 days), France (90 days), Germany (90 days), Greece (90 days), Hungary (90 days), Iceland (90 days),
Ireland (90 days), Italy (90 days), Kazakhstan (30 days), Latvia (90 days), Liechtenstein (90 days), Lithuania (90 days), Luxembourg (90 days), Malta (90 days), Monaco (30 days), Montenegro (30 days), Netherlands (90 days), Norway (90 days), Poland (90 days), Portugal (90 days), Romania (90 days), Russian Federation (60 days), San Marino (30 days),
Serbia (90 days), Slovakia (90 days), Slovenia (90 days), Spain (90 days), Sweden (90 days), Switzerland (90 days),
Turkey (90 days), United Kingdom (90 days)
Oceania or Regions
(13 Countries)
Australia (90 days), Fiji (30 days), Guam (30 days), Kiribati (30 days), Marshall Islands (30 days), Micronesia (30 days), Nauru (30 days), New Zealand (90 days), Palau (30 days), Samoa (30 days), Solomon Islands (30 days), Tonga (30 days), Tuvalu (30 days)
Middle East and Africa
(16 Countries)
Bahrain (30 days), Botswana (90 days), Israel (90 days), Kingdom of eSwatini (30 days), Kuwait (90 days),
Lesotho (60 days), Liberia (90 days), Mauritius (30 days), Morocco (90 days), Oman (30 days), Qatar (30 days),
Saudi Arabia (30 days), Seychelles (30 days), South Africa (30 days), Tunisia (30 days), United Arab Emirates (90 days)

For all other citizens, a visa must be obtained prior to arrival in the Republic of Korea. If you require a visa to visit Korea, please check with your local embassy of the Republic of Korea or consulate to obtain the necessary documents. In addition, please allow enough time to process your visa. For more information on the visa process, click here.


*If you need visa application support from the IFORS 2020 Secretariat, please fill out [Visa Support Letter Request Form] and submit it with your passport copy. Please note that the visa support letter does NOT guarantee the issuance of your visa.

Tipping & VAT (Value Added Tax)

Tipping is not regular practice in Korea.
Value-added Tax and service charges are usually included in the consumer price. However, some hotels and luxurious restaurants may not be inclusive of service charges and VATs.

Mobile Phone (Roaming)

Rent mobile phones or apply for roaming services at Incheon and Gimpo Airports. For more information, please visit the website of each service provider.

Electricity

Voltage: 220V
The outlet has 2 round holes and also used in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey and many other countries.
In case you don't have multi-adapter, you can buy one at the airport/the duty free shops/convenience stores or borrow from the hotel's front desk.

Emergency & Useful Contacts in Korea

Emergency calls (24 hours)
- Police: 112
- Fire & Ambulance: 119
- Emergency Medical Information Center: 1339
- Local Telephone Number Guide: 114


For visitors from overseas
- Seoul's Dasan 120 Call Center: 120 (for foreign language: 09:00-19:00)
- Seoul Global Center: 1688-0120 (09:00-18:00, weekdays only)
- Korean Tourism Organization Information: 1330 (24 hours)


Medical Care
- International Medical Center at Yonsei Sinchon Severance Hospital: +82-2-2228-5880
- International Health Care Center at Seoul National University Hospital: +82-2-2072-0505
- International Health Care Center at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital: +82-2-590-2932

Internet Access

Free Wi-fi
- At Coex: Choose "COEX Free Wi-Fi Zone" on your mobile device.
- At Coex Mall: Choose "Public Wi-Fi Free" on your mobile device.

Business Hours (at Coex Mall)

Bank

Woori Bank - Operating Hours: 09:00-16:00 (weekdays only)
- Location: Trade Tower (1F), Coex
Shinhan Bank - Operating Hours: 09:00-16:00 (weekdays only)
- Location: Near South Gate 2 (1F), Coex
Kookmin Bank - Operating Hours: 09:00-16:00 (weekdays only)
- Location: Near Megabox theater (B1F), Coex

Post Office

Korea Post - Operating Hours: 09:00-18:00 (weekdays only)
- Location: Near Megabox theater (B1F), Coex

Shopping Center

Starfield Coex Mall - Operating Hours: 10:30-22:00
* Some store hours may vary.
Lotte Duty Free - Operating Hours: 09:30-21:00
Hyundai Department Store - Operating hours: 10:30-20:00 (weekdays)
10:30-20:30 (weekends)

Pharmacy

PharmEX - Operating Hours: 10:00-22:00 (weekdays only)
- Location: Near Megabox theater (B1F), Coex

Convenience Stores

GS25, CU, Seven Eleven etc. - Operating Hours: 24 hours

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Helpful Contacts

  • Korea Travel Hotline

    One-stop helpline available as a public service for local
    and international travelers

    Tel: +82-2-1330
    *Available in Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian,
    Vietnamese, Thai, Malay
  • Diplomatic Missions in Korea

    Website : www.mofa.go.kr
    *Available in Korean, English
  • Lost 112(Lost and Found Center)

    Tel: 182
    Website : www.lost112.go.kr
    *Available in Korean, English
  • Emergency Calls

    Police Department : 112
    Fire Department : 119
    Medical Emergencies : 1339

* The information above sourced by Korea Tourism Organization