South Korea: Channel K


Channel K is the uber cool PCO / DMC in Korea

We create solutions based on your logistical requirements for meetings, incentives, conferences, product launches and events. We listen, define your needs, and then work clearly with you realise your vision. We oversee a successful execution of your project in Korea, ensuring you get the result you want.

We have an experienced team who are passionate about what they do, and who have the benefit of unmatched business resources.

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Key Contact
Kayla LEE, Managing Director

Republic of Korea - Destination Factfile

• Time in Seoul •

Flying Time from UK London to Seoul, Korea approx 10hrs 45mins

Main Airport
Incheon International Airport ICN

Transfers The airport is approx. 68km from central Seoul - travel time is approx 1 hour depending on traffic.

Foreign nationals entering Korea are generally required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa assigned by overseas branch of Korean embassy or consular offices. However, visitors require a current passport valid for a minimum of 6 months. No visa or entry permit is required if you hold a British passport for a stay of up to 180 days.

For further advice please contact the Korean Embassy in the United Kingdom

Embassy of Korea, Republic of - Visa Office
60 Buckingham Gate
London SW1E 6AJ
Tel : +44 (0)20 7227 5500
Fax : +44 (0)20 7227 5504

Hours of Operation: 09:00 – 12:00 / 13:30 – 17:00
Consular Section: 9:00-12:00 / 14:00-16:00
Visa Section: 10:00-12:00
Embassy website London

Official Currency KRW – Korean Won
Notes: 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 50,000
Coins: 10, 50, 100, 500

Climate Korea has four seasons, with a wet monsoon/summer season in the middle of the year, and a cold winter from November to March. The island of Jeju off the southern coast is the warmest and wettest place in the country. The ideal time to visit Korea is during the autumn months (September-November). During this time, the country experiences warm, sunny weather, skies that are cobalt blue and the foliage is spectacular. Winters are cold and dry and are a good time to visit for winter sports at the numerous ski resorts. Spring (April-May) is also beautiful with all the cherry blossom in bloom. It is a very busy period and accommodation is in high demand. The summer months are humid and hot and mark the start of the monsoon season, which should be considered when planning activities.

Local Time GMT +9hrs

Official Holidays
1 January - New Year’s Day
7-9 February, 10 as a substitute holiday - Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day)
1 March - Independence Movement Day
5 May - Children’s Day
14 May - Buddha’s Birthday
6 June - Memorial Day
15 August - Liberation Day
14-16 September - Chuseok
3 October - National Foundation Day
9 October - Hangeul Day
25 December - Christmas

Special Day Holidays
1 May - Labour Day
8 May - Parents’ Day
17 July - Constitution Day

Business Hours

Weekdays: 09:30 – 16:00
Weekends and National Holidays: Closed
Government Offices and Organizations
Weekdays: 09:00 – 18:00
Weekends and National Holidays: Closed
Post Offices
Weekdays: 09:00 – 18:00
Public Holidays: Closed
Department Stores
10:30 – 20:00
* Typically one day a month (usually a Monday) department stores are closed to the public. However, closings will vary according to each store.

Health Advice
There are no required vaccinations for entry to South Korea and standards of medical care are high. Tap water is safe to drink, but mineral water including major imported brands is readily available from supermarkets and convenience stores.

Electricity The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts, 60 Hertz, and the socket outlet has two round holes which is the same type used in France, Germany, Greece, Turkey, and many other countries. These sockets accept standard 2pin Schuko plugs.
Guide to World Plugs & Sockets

Mobile networks There are three major Korean mobile operators. Olleh(formerly KT), SK Telecom and LG U+(formerly LG Telecom). They provide 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks.
Internet service is often provided in public places such as airports, train stations, and bus terminals in Korea. PC rooms and internet cafes are also useful to get internet service and easy to find throughout the country. In addition, many of popular tourist sites are equipped with free Wi-Fi networks.

Dialling Code from UK
00 82

Emergency numbers in Korea
Police department Tel: 112
Fire department Tel: 119
Medical emergencies Tel: 1339

Taxes Most businesses and service providers charge a 10% VAT on their products or services. Upscale hotels and restaurants charge a 10% service charge on room rates, food and beverage.

Republic of Korea - Destination Factfile
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