Practical information about South Korea

Hosting Danish representation

Royal Danish Embassy
11th Floor, Seoul Square Building
416, Hangang-daero, Jung-gu
Seoul 04637
Republic of Korea



The official language is Korean. The Korean alphabet is known as Hangul and is different from the Latin alphabet used in Denmark.

English proficiency is considered moderate. Most road signs are written in both English and Korean and restaurants often have English menus available.



Emergency calls: 
Police department: 112
Fire department: 119
Medical emergencies: 1339

The area code for South Korea is +82.



The currency is Korean Won (KRW). As of March 2019, the exchange rate is KRW 1000 to DKK 5.85. The exchange rate is generally quite stable.

Though credit cards are widely accepted, foreigners often experience problems using their non-Korean credit cards. Therefore, foreigners are recommended to always carry some cash. Few Danish banks sell Korean Won, and Korean Won must therefore either be bought from exchange agencies before travelling to Korea or withdrawn from ATMs upon arrival.



The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. Plugs are the same as in Denmark.


Opening hours

Most convenience stores are open 24 hours a day. Store opening hours are typically 10-21.


Time zone

South Korea is located in time zone UTC + 9. As daylight saving time (DST) is not applied in South Korea, the time difference will be 7 hours at the time of the visit.



Not applicable in South Korea.

Travel guide

Danes travelling to Korea are encouraged to read the Ministry of Foreign Affairs offical travel guide and register on "Danskerlisten".