South Korea visa requirements for Thais

Travel and visa requirements

South Korean Visa is not required for Thais

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. The country's capital is Seoul.
  • South Korea is famous for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, and high-tech cities such as its capital city.
  • Thailand citizens visiting South Korea are eligible to stay up 90 days as tourists without a visa.
  • Intending Visitors are required to provide a passport valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure from South Korea. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamps on arrival and departure from South Korea.
  • The import and export of the local currency  (Korean Won-KRW) up to KRW 8,000,000 and foreign currency are unlimited if declared on arrival.
  • Visitors with amounts exceeding the equivalent of USD 10,000 (including traveller's cheques) must be accompanied by a Declaration of Foreign Currencies form.
  • Visitors must have a return ticket back to Singapore or onward ticket to other destinations.
  • Visitors must also have confirmed proof of accommodation while in South Korea, which could be a hotel reservation or a letter from a host already living in the country.
  • Import of weaponry, arms and ammunition require police permission obtained prior to travel.
  • Although a yellow fever vaccination certification is not required from Thailand citizens, they are, however, advised to be vaccinated against common illness before traveling.
  • Korean Air, NokScoot, and Eastar Jet are some of the Airlines that constantly fly from Thailand to South Korea.
  • The estimated flight duration from Thailand to South Korea is 5 hours, 22 minutes while the distance is 3,463 Km.
  • South Korea has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons; winters are usually long, cold and dry, summers are very short, hot, and humid, spring and autumn are pleasant but also short in duration.
  • South Korea is a country where all the world's major religions, Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism and Islam, peacefully coexist with shamanism. Nevertheless, a lot of South Koreans practise no religion.
  • The official language in South Korea is Korean. English, Japanese and Chinese are other popular languages in South Africa.
  • The South Korean Won is the official currency used in South Korea. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • South Korea uses the Korean Standard Time (GMT+9). Hence, South Korea is 1 hour ahead of Singapore.
  • Hoeddeok (sweet syrupy pancakes), bulgogi (marinated beef barbecue), samgyeopsal (pork strips), japchae (stir-fried noodles), kimchi (fermented vegetables) and ddukbokki (spicy rice cake) are spicy delicacies tourists can try out while in South Korea.
  • Visitors can budget about $80 to spend per day on expenses.
  • Ganghwado Island, Pocheon Art Valley, Seoraksan National Park, Bulguksa Temple and Jindo Sea Parting are tourist sites to visit in South Korea.
  • In South Korea, the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Getting around South Korea is possible through various public means of transportation including domestic flights, public buses, taxis, trains ferries and trains.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get around in South Korea?

Getting around South Korea is possible through various public means of transportation including domestic flights, public buses, taxis, trains ferries, and trains.

Is South Korea safe to visit?

South Korea is safe and crime statistics are low. Pickpocketing does occur in the larger cities but it is not very common. Walking about and catching public transport late at night is considered safe, but this does not mean that one should forgo all safety precautions.

How much can I budget to spend per day in South Korea?

Visitors can budget about $80 to spend per day on expenses.

When is the best time to visit South Korea?

Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis in South Korea. The best time to visit Seoul is from March to May or from September to November when the weather is mild and travel expenses are low.