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[Korea] Emergency Text Alert System for Foreign Visitors

  • Date12/27/2019
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Photo: 1330 Korea Travel Hotline app poster

Foreigners visiting Korea can now receive emergency text alerts in English and Chinese.

In the event of natural hazards or state of national or regional emergency, text alerts get sent to Koreans by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, as well as regional organizations. These texts are now also sent to the 1330 Korea Travel Hotline where representatives provide translations in English and Chinese.

Foreign visitors can receive this service by downloading the Emergency Ready app by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety or the 1330 Korea Travel Hotline app by Korea Tourism Organization.

More Info

Emergency Text Alert System for Foreign Visitors

☞ Service provided:
Receive Korea’s emergency text alerts in English or Chinese
☞ Emergency Ready App
- Google Play (Android): www.play.google.com
- App Store (iOS): apps.apple.com
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline App
- Google Play (Android): www.play.google.com
- App Store (iOS): apps.apple.com
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Information courtesy of Ministry of the Interior and Safety