Travel advice for South Korea.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for South Korea.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Won KRW

Currency exchange rate

KRW 100 = ~ CHF 0.09 ; CHF 1 = ~ KRW 1’111.11 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Time difference with Switzerland

+ 8 h / + 7 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Korean

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Seoul

Voltage

110/120 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Seoul, 32-10 Songwol-dong, Jongno-gu
Tel. +82 2 739 9511 / +82 2 739 9512 / +82 2 739 9513 / +82 2 739 9514

Opening hours

Banks

9.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00/10.00 - 19.30/24.00 h (daily)

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Minimum risk of malaria.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

  • Travel along the border with Korea (North) is prohibited (exception: border locality Panmunjom).

  • Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs (up to life imprisonment).

Cultural characteristics

Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

Country code for calling Switzerland

001 / 002 / 008 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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