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By No owner — last modified Sep 17, 2012 04:49 AM

 South Korea - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +9

Money

Won of 100 chun.

Up to US$500 can be reconverted on departure, but not outside of South Korea.

ATMs are widely available but only those marked 'Global' accept foreign cards.

Communications

International Dialing Code for South Korea is +82.

Area codes for national calls
Seoul: 02
Incheon: 032
Daejeon (Taejon): 042
Daegu (Taegu): 053
Busan (Pusan): 051
Ulsan: 052
Gwangju: 062
Gyeonggi Do (Kyunggi Do): 031
Gangwon Do (Kangwon Do): 033
Chungchong Buk Do (North Chungchong): 043
Chungchong Nam Do (South Chungchong): 041
Gyeongsang Buk Do (North Gyeongsang): 054
Gyeongsang Nam Do (South Gyeongsang): 055
Cholla Buk Do (North Cholla): 063
Cholla Nam Do (South Cholla): 061
Jeju Do (Cheju Island): 064

GSM roaming phone services operate. It is also possible to use a local SIM card or rent a local mobile phone.

Internet cafes and other internet access points are widely available. Free Internet and computers are available at most Post Offices in Korea.

Officals do not often use VHF radio and may not understand its proper international usage.

SE Asia Cruisers Net
THIS NET IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL.

Diplomatic Missions

Emergencies

Police - Dial 112

Fire and ambulance - Dial 119

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Small Craft Chart Books are published by the Korea National Ocenographic Research Institute.
www.nori.go.kr

www.yachtcharioteer.blogspot.com An interesting account of their cruise to South Korea in 2010.

Update History

July 2017: Formalities and clearance sections checked and updated.
June 2015: Formalities checked. Health info added.
June 2013: Formalities checked.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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