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Planning a trip to South Korea?

If you are going to South Korea, don’t go without having any travel insurance in place. Read on for some tips on what to consider before selecting a policy:

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What is covered with travel insurance to South Korea?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

Your holiday is important to us and we want you to have the best trip possible. That’s why we’ve put together some helpful and fun facts, along with some other important information which you might want to know before your trip to South Korea:

CurrencySouth Korean Won
Most common languages spokenKorean
PopulationApprox. 51 million
Plug typePlug types C & F
Driving sideRight-hand side
Seasons Spring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
Laws Local laws and customs

Do I need a visa for South Korea?

If you’re a British citizen with a valid passport, you don’t need to apply for a visa to travel to South Korea. You’re allowed to visit South Korea as a tourist for up to 90 days without a visa, so long as you have a return ticket or proof of your onward journey.

More information about visas and entry requirements for South Korea can be found here.

Healthcare in South Korea

The healthcare services in South Korea are run by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and are available to both residents and visitors alike. The hospitals in South Korea are very well equipped and have some of the best facilities in the region, so you know you’ll be well looked after should you need medical treatment while abroad.

Its also important to remember to give you GP a call at least 4 to 6 weeks before your date of travel, to check whether there are any vaccinations that you may need before travelling.

You can find more information about the healthcare in South Korea here.

Medical & Emergency Assistance in South Korea

If something happens while you’re in South Korea and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help. All travel insurance policyholders can access our 24-hour medical assistance team.

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  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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