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 -
South Korean Embassy in CanadaEmbassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada (
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 (
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Emergency Numbers

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Country Facts

Capital citySeoul
CurrencySouth Korean Won
Phone Code+82
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