The Ultimate South Korea Travel Guide 2023

Are you thinking of travelling to South Korea?

The travel industry is slowly returning back to normal, so you can now head back to Seoul and live out your K-Drama dreams! A country packed with things to do, see, eat and experience. From deep-rooted cultures to hip modern cafes, you can never run out of things to do in South Korea. Experience the nightlife in Seoul or head over to the Gangwon-do region and relax at the sound of crashing waves. Chase the sunrise at Busan or climb a mountain over at Jeju. Get ready for an array of dishes like Cheese Tteokbokki, Grilled Pork, and many more at popular Korean restaurants

Dive deep into Korea with our Ultimate Travel Guide to South Korea 2023. 

Checklist for Travel to South Korea from Singapore

Before You Fly

  • 1. Purchase travel insurance with a min. 30M KRW (~S$35K) coverage and carry a physical copy with you
  • 2. Buy/Reserve a SIM card for Data/Calls in Korea
  • 3. Apply for K-ETA at least 1 month before departure (not required until 31 Dec 2024)
  • 4. No pre-departure test required from 3 Sep 2022.
  • 5. Apply for Q-Code no more than 3 days before arrival.

Once You Land

  • From 1 Oct 2022, travellers are no longer needed to do a PCR test upon arrival.

Before Coming Back to Singapore

  • 1. Obtain an acceptable proof of vaccination
  • 2. Submit an SG Arrival Card (SGAC) with their pre-trip health and travel history declaration, within 3 days before arriving in Singapore
  • 3. Once you arrive at Changi Airport, there is no restriction to travellers’ movement. You are free to leave the airport via public or private transport, shop and dine at the transit area or visit Jewel Changi Airport.
*Some of the items in this list will apply to travellers all over the world who are planning to enter Korea for travel.


What’s a trip without some good food? You’re in luck because Korea is full of tasty restaurants and instaworthy cafes.
If you’re thinking of what to eat in Korea, here are some recommendations to check out. Click the link in the photos to read more!

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