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Electric Plug

Type C Type F
Voltage : 220 V | Frequency : 60 Hz

Comments : *Type F likely to be found in offices and hotels. 
110 V power with plugs A & B was previously used but is being phased out. 
Older buildings may still have this, and some hotels offer both 110 V and 220 V service.

Source : Power-plugs-sockets.com




Tipping Ettiquette

There's really no tipping culture in South Korea, says Katie Kin, a salesperson for the Korean American Travel Bureau in New York City, and it's not even expected of tourists. The exceptions include excursion guides, who get the standard $10 per person per day, and drivers, who get half that. Hotel porters should get the usual $1 per bag, says travel agent Cindy Yam. In other situations, "if you really love the service and you want to do something extra," you might tip, says Kin. Otherwise, you're off the hook.

Source : CNTraveler.com




Visa Requirement

Below are the traveling visa requirements for United States citizens :

Business:
No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days
Tourist: No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days

Source : Visacentral.com




Alerts and Warnings

State Department


Updated travel alerts and warnings

Vaccinations

All travelers
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.
Routine vaccines

Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Most travelers
Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.
Hepatitis A

CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in South Korea, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

Typhoid

You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in South Korea. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.

Some travelers
Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.
Hepatitis B

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Japanese Encephalitis

You may need this vaccine if your trip will last more than a month, depending on where you are going in South Korea and what time of year you are traveling. You should also consider this vaccine if you plan to visit rural areas in South Korea or will be spending a lot of time outdoors, even for trips shorter than a month. Your doctor can help You decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans. See more in-depth information on Japanese Encephalitis in South Korea.

Malaria

When traveling in South Korea, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, such as where you are going, when you are traveling, and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or sleeping outside. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in South Korea, see Malaria in South Korea.

Rabies

Although rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in South Korea, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends this vaccine only for these groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to remote areas in South Korea
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

Traveling Advice
Get vaccinated Keep away from animals Avoid sharing body fluids
Eat and drink safely Reduce your exposure to germs Avoid non-sterile medical or cosmetic equipment
Source : CDC.gov




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