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Getting there

Incheon International Airport (ICN) is the largest airport in South Korea and the major gateway. The airport connects Seoul to 182 cities in 60 countries and 84 international airlines provide more than 2,000 regular flights per week.

Foreign visitors from 99 countries who want to visit South Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa, according to the visa-exemption agreements, or in accordance with principles of reciprocity or national interests.

Visa requirements

The invitation letter from the organisers, which can be requested during the online registration process can be used to apply for a visa to the Republic of Korea if needed.

All delegates requiring visas for the Republic of Korea should contact their nearest Korean embassy or consulate in good time, allowing at least eight weeks for your visa to be processed. All delegates, regardless of needing a visa or not, must hold a passport, valid for at least six months after their time of departure from the Republic of Korea. They must also ensure that they have transit visas in order should they be necessary.

In general

Korea sits in the North-eastern part of the Asian continent and enjoys four distinctive seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. It is known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, its coastal shing villages, tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul. 

Capital: Seoul
President: Park Geun-hye
Prime minister: Hwang Kyo-ahn
Dialling code: +82
Time zone: GMT+9
Average temperature in September (Seoul): 21°C (69°F)
Language: Korean
Currency: South Korean Won (KRW)
Population: 50.63 million (2015, World Bank)
World’s No.7 exporting nation and 12th largest economy
Home to: Gangnam Style, Kimchi, Bulgogi (roasted marinated beef), Bibimbap (vegetarian mixed rice), UN Secretary-General, Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Taekwondo and many others 

Top 10 places to do and see in Seoul 

  1. GyeongbokgungPalace
  2. BukchonVillage (a village of traditional Korean houses)
  3. Insadong (a shopping and artist market for centuries)
  4. Bukhansan National Park
  5. Itaewon neighbourhood
  6. 6NamdaemunandDongdaemunMarkets 
  7. Cheonggyecheon Stream
  8. The War Memorial of Korea
  9. Seoul City Tour Bus
  10. N Seoul Tower