South Korea Travel Guide
If South Korea is next on your holiday list, start your preparations with our travel guide. Here you'll find lots of useful information on everything from when to go and what to see as well as details on what visas you'll need to get there. In our Top Travel Tips section you'll find a wealth of topics covered from what plugs you'll need over there to whether you should leave a tip at restaurants. You can also see what our travellers think of our tours to South Korea in the reviews section.
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The latest warnings on health, safety and security for travel to South Korea
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Facts about South Korea
- Rather than horoscopes, many Koreans believe that your personality traits are reflected in your blood type.
- 1 in 77 people in South Korea has had plastic surgery, making it the country with the highest rate per capita.
- In South Korea age works a little differently as babies are said to be one when they are born, instead of zero.
South Korea Travel Advice
We stay informed of the latest travel advice to South Korea and follow the regulations laid out by the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.