Entry Info for Korea

1. Visa Information for Tourists for United Kingdom

Any foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport. Visitors from the United Kingdom who wish to visit temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements, or in accordance with principles of reciprocity or national interest.

The United Kingdom is included under the visa-exemption agreements and visitors can stay up to:
90 Days without requiring a visa.

For periods longer than 90-days a Korean Embassy or consulate can issue a special long-term Visa.

For further details please contact the Korean Embassy in London.

2. The Embassy of Korea

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea
60 Buckingham Gate
London
SW1E 6AJ

Tel: 020 7227 5500
Consular Section : 020 7227 5505/7 Mon - Fri 10am-12am / 2pm -4pm.

Web site : http://overseas.mofa.go.kr/gb-en/index.do

3. Entry Formality

Alien Registration
A Korean embassy or consulate can issue two types of visa: a short-term visa for the visitor who wants to stay up to 90 days or a special long-term visa for periods longer than 90 days. A visitor with a special long-term visa is required to apply for alien registration at a local immigration office within 90 days of arrival.

Immigration Offices Phone
Immigration Offices
Seoul (02)2650-6212
Incheon Airport (032)740-7013, 
(032)740-7030
Jeju (064)722-3494
(064)721-3494
Busan (051)461-3000
Gimhae Airport (051)972-1610, 
(051)972-1615
Customs
Quarantine

4. Flight Schedule from UK to Korea

London(LHR) – Seoul(ICN) / Direct flight

Flight schedules may vary. Please refer to each airline's website for the most up-to-date information.

Korean Air

  • Tel : 0800 413000
  • www.koreanair.com
  • Weekly Services to Seoul : 7
  • Days of week : All week
  • Flying Time : 11 hours

Asiana

  • Tel : 0207 3401630
  • www.flyasiana.com
  • Weekly Services to Seoul : 5 * 7 : high season
  • Days of week : Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Flying Time : 11 hours

British Airways

  • Tel : 08444 930787
  • https://www.ba.com/
  • Weekly Services to Seoul : 7
  • Days of week : All week
  • Flying Time : 11 hours

Others

Finnair

  • Tel : 08702 414411
  • https://www.finnair.com/
  • Weekly Services to Seoul : 7
  • Days of week : All week
  • Flying Time : 9 hours (from Helsinki)
  • Weekly Services to Busan : 3 * from July 1, 2020
  • Days of week : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Flying Time : 9 hours (from Helsinki)

Lufthansa

  • Tel : 08708 377747
  • www.lufthansa.com
  • Weekly Services to Seoul : 7 (London via Frankfurt)
  • Days of week : All week
  • Flying Time : 10 hours 35 minutes (from Frankfurt)

KLM

  • Tel : 08705 074074
  • www.klm.com
  • Weekly Services to Seoul : 6 (Apart from Sunday)
  • Days of week : Monday - Saturday
  • Flying Time : 10 hours 30 minutes (from Amsterdam)

Air France

  • Tel : 08450 845111
  • www.airfrance.co.uk
  • Weekly Services to Seoul : 7 (London via Paris)
  • Days of week : All week
  • Flying Time : 11 hours (from Paris)
  • Air France Korean Air belong to the Sky Team Alliance and Code share on this route.

* Click here for more details on flight schedule at Incheon Airport(Seoul)
* Click here for more details on flight schedule at Gimhae Airport(Busan)