Here you will find important tips and useful information for South Korea.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
KRW 100 = ~ CHF 0.06 ; CHF 1 = ~ KRW 1’441.70 (09/2022)
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
The declaration form must be kept until final departure.
Currency exchange or purchase on black market punishable by law.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
+ 8 h / + 7 h during our summer time
110/120 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Seoul, 32-10 Songwol-dong, Jongno-gu
Tel. +82 2 739 9511 / +82 2 739 9512 / +82 2 739 9513 / +82 2 739 9514
9.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00/10.00 - 19.30/24.00 h (daily)
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
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).
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
001 / 002 / 008 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
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