South Korea Fact Sheet

South Korea Country Profile

This fact sheet is for Canadian nationals only. Please note if you are not a Canadian passport holder you will need to check with your relevant Country Embassy.

Travel AdviceTravel advice and advisories for South Korea
Canadian Embassy in South KoreaEmbassies and consulates - Travel.gc.ca
South Korean Embassy in CanadaEmbassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada (mofa.go.kr)
Entry Requirements

South Korea Entry Requirements

Visa InformationSouth Korean Visa
Currency ConversionLive Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar to South Korean Won
Cultural InsightsHofstede Country Comparison -- South Korea
InsuranceStudent Medical Insurance
Health InformationSouth Korean Health Information
Solo Female TravelSouth Korea Solo Female Travel Safety Tips and Advice (solofemaletravelers.club)
Gay Travel Indexgaytravelindex.pdf (gayguide.travel)

Emergency Numbers:

Ambulance119
Fire119
Police112

Country Facts:

Capital citySeoul
LanguageKorean
CurrencySouth Korean Won
Phone Code+82
Internet Code.kr
Time ZoneUTC+9
Drives onRight
Plug TypesType C, Type F
Drinking WaterSafe to drink
Dominant ReligionChristian 31.6%, Buddhist 24.2%, other or unknown 0.9%, none 43.3%
Significant Dates

January/February (date varies) – Korean Lunar New Year

May 5 – Children's Day

August 15 – Independence Day