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Going to Korea

Going to Korea? Here are some of the basics you need to know before visiting. In the "About Korea" section you will find a brief introduction to the country.

Basics

Danes going to Korea should ensure that they have a valid passport, take out health insurance (the yellow or blue EU cards do not apply in Korea) and get the necessary vaccines prior to leaving.

For travel advice to Korea, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs refers to the travel advice issued by other foreign ministries, which can be accessed here.

Visa

For information about passports and visa, please follow this link to the homepage of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Practicalities

Credit cards (Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Diners Club, etc.) are widely accepted in Korea, but the Embassy recommends bringing Korean Won or exchanging or withdrawing money at the airport upon arrival (find a global ATM) for taxis, etc. See exchange rates.

For cash, the major Korean banks (KEB, KB, etc.) have so-called global service ATMs which accept overseas credit cards. Look for Visa or MasterCard/Cirrus logos.

Korea has a non-GSM mobile network, which means that you have to have a 3G or a 4G (UMTS) mobile phone in order to use it in Korea. Also, you should make sure that your telecommunication provider has a cooperation agreement with a Korean telecommunications provider to enable your phone to access the Korean network. If you do not have an UMTS mobile phone with access to the Korean network, the Embassy recommends buying international telephone cards to use with landline phones or renting a mobile phone at the airport or your hotel.

Korea uses the 220V electricity standard as in Denmark with EU/German type plugs.

Inspiration

Visit our Links to get more knowledge and inspiration for your stay.

Seoul by night
Seoul by Night. Photo by Korea Tourism Organization.
Last updated: April 2014

contact

Embassy of Denmark
+82 2 795 4187

selamb@um.dk