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【 Photo: Tourist Police (Credit: Seoul Tourist Police Division) 】

Tourist police assistance is available to international visitors at major tourist attractions, not only to prevent crime, but also to provide tour information and resolve any inconvenient issues. If you experience any misconduct or discrimination as a tourist, ask for help from the officers wearing navy jackets and black berets.

Tourist Police Services

Tourist Police Services
Provide assistance with inconveniences Facilitate in resolving any inconvenient experiences that may occur at tour sites.
Offer tour information and interpretation assistance Interpretation service is available in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish.
Enforce law and order Prevent and control misconducts such as overcharging of services and/or merchandise, operation of illegal taxis and call vans, and other acts of discrimination against tourists.
  • Provide assistance with inconveniences: Facilitate in resolving any inconvenient experiences that may occur at tour sites.
  • Offer tour information and interpretation assistance: Interpretation service is available in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish.
  • Enforce law and order: Prevent and control misconducts such as overcharging of services and/or merchandise, operation of illegal taxis and call vans, and other acts of discrimination against tourists.

Tourist Police Service Areas

By visiting any of the following tourist police service areas or calling the 1330 Travel Hotline, anyone can receive friendly assistance from the tourist police officers.

  • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)
  • Tourist police website: tourist.police.go.kr (Korean, English)

Seoul Tourist Police Headquarters

  • Address: 329, Baekbeom-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 백범로 329)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-22:00 (Open all year round)

Myeong-dong Information Center (Across from Lotte Young Plaza)

  • Address: 14, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 명동길 14)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-22:00 (Open all year round)

Hongdae Information Center (Near KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae)

  • Address: 145-3, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
    (서울특별시 마포구 어울마당로 145-3)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Dongdaemun Information Center (Doota entrance)

  • Address: 275, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 장충단로 275)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Namdaemun Area (Namdaemun Police Station)

  • Address: 410, Hangang-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 한강대로 410)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Itaewon Information Center (Inside Noksapyeong Park)

  • Address: 34-2, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 이태원동 34-2)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-18:00 (Open all year round)

Insa-dong Area (Inside Anguk Station)

  • Address: 53, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 율곡로 53)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:00 (Open all year round)

Busan Tourist Police Headquarters

  • Address: 5-34, Chungmu-daero 255beon-gil, Seo-gu, Busan (부산광역시 서구 충무대로 255번길 5-34)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00

Busan Nampo-dong Information Center (BIFF Square Entrance)

  • Address: 44, Gudeok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan (부산광역시 중구 구덕로 44)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-20:00 (Open all year round)

Haeundae Area (Jung-1 Police Substation)

  • Address: 20, Jungdong 1-ro 37beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
    (부산광역시해운대구 중동 1로 37번길 20)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Open all year round)
    * Haeundae Summer Police Station operates in July & August only

Gwangalli Area (Gwangan-4 Police Substation)

  • Address: 553-7, Suyeong-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan (부산광역시 수영구 수영로 553-7)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Open all year round)

Gwangbok-dong Area (Changseon Police Substation)

  • Address: 1, Gwangbokjungang-ro, Jung-gu, Busan (부산광역시 중구 광복중앙로1)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-20:00 (Open all year round)

Incheon Tourist Police Headquarters

  • Address: 52, Unjung-ro 107beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 운중로 107번길 52)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00

Incheon International Airport Information Center (Terminal 1 Transportation Center)

  • Address: 272, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 공항로 272)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Open all year round)

Incheon International Airport Information Center (Terminal 2 West Government Office Building)

  • Address: 446, Je2terminal-daero, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 제2터미널대로 446)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Open all year round)

Songdo Area (Inside Int’l Business District)

  • Address: 334, Incheon tower-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 연수구 인천타워대로 334)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Open all year round)

Chinatown Area (World Community Center)

  • Address: 26, Jemullyang-ro 232beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 제물량로 232번길 26)
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Open all year round)
Operating hours subject to change.
Only officers stationed at information centers are available on-site.

This page was last updated on October 19, 2020, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.