to Korea Exemption arrangements, All British and Ireland travellers with a valid
passport do not require a visa to enter South Korea for stays of 3 months or less.
Visa may however be required if you are engaging in remunerative activities.
are no requirements for travellers to South Korea to have certificate of Vaccination.
However please consult your doctor for further details.
currency in Korea is called the Won. Traveller cheques can be exchanged in hotels,
airports and Banks. Most major Bank credit cards are accepted in Korea such as
Visa Card, Master Card, American Express Card etc. All other cards please check
with your bank before travelling.
is 9 hours ahead of GMT.
Korea has 4 distinct seasons:
Winter - December to mid March - temperatures
very cold; winter coat, warm sweaters; average temp 2C
Spring - late March
to May is cherry blossom time - usually warm weather; lightweight jacket and sweater;
average temp 12C
Summer - June to September - usually hot ad humid, light
clothing, tee shirt; average temp 25C
Autumn - September to November -temperatures
usualy mild; clothing as Spring; average
It is advisable to bring along a set of international adapters. Most hotels have
220 volts suitable for two prong plugs only, however 110 volts is sometimes also
mineral water, Alcohol and soft drinks can be purchased in most hotels, shops
is not a Korean Custom, and is only required for extra special service. This includes
taxis. Please note it is expected to provide a tip to your tour guide and driver
as appreciation for good service received.
Value Added Tax is levied on most goods and services (including meals), which
is usually included in your bill.
has a vast array of eating experiences on offer. From expensive luxurious dinning,
traditional restaurants, to reasonable priced restaurants. For those looking for
reasonable priced food, large department stores offer excellent selection of restaurants
to choose from.
tour & Demilitarise Zone DMZ tours
note wearing Jean, T-shirts, Sleeveless shirt, short pants, sandals, and mini
shirts are not allowed on this tour. Formal or casual dress is kindly required
and Passports should be brought. Your nationality, passport number and birthdays
are informed in advance 10 days prior to departure day. In any circumstance that
Panmunjeom tour is not available due to military operation or meetings, the tour
will be substituted with the Demilitarises zone tour (DMZ tour). The DMZ tour
has the following itinerary: 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, Station,
Unification Village on the way to Imjinkak Pavilion & Freedom Bridge.