South Korea travel advice

Explore our complete guide to South Korea with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for South Korea.

South Korea travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to South Korea with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

South Korea - quick facts
Flight time 11 hours
Time difference UK +9 hours
Language(s) Korean
Currency South Korean Won
Electricity C + F plug (220V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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South Korea weather

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South Korea travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting South Korea from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around South Korea.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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South Korea travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to South Korea with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in South Korea, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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South Korea covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in South Korea with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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South Korea FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to South Korea including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to South Korea due to Covid-19?

South Korea is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for South Korea.

Check out Ministry of Health, South Korea for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from South Korea?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from South Korea. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to South Korea from the UK?

The flight time to South Korea from the UK is typically 11 hours.

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What is the time difference between South Korea and the UK?

The time difference between South Korea and the UK is UK time+9 hours.

What is the main language spoken in South Korea?

The main language spoken in South Korea is Korean.

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What is the currency in South Korea?

The currency in South Korea is the South Korean Won (KRW).

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Which plugs are used in South Korea?

South Korea uses electrical plug type C + F (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in South Korea?

They drive on the right side of the road in South Korea.

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