Welcome to Korea, the new hub of North East Asia. With modern cities offering world class shopping, entertainment, communications and transportation at the forefront and a backdrop of spectacular scenery, rich history and ancient culture, the country offers something for every traveller. A visit to Seoul is a must on every itinerary, the nation’s capital offers endless opportunities for sightseeing, entertainment, shopping and culture experiences. Venturing to other parts of the country will have travellers fascinated with picturesque mountains and valleys that dominate the landscape and encounters with the locals and their customs, traditions and the local cuisine will result in unique and unforgettable experience.
National Holidays in South Korea 2016 – 2017
|05 APR 2016||Tuesday||Arbor Day|
|01 MAY 2016||Sunday||Labour Day|
|05 MAY 2016||Thursday||Children’s Day|
|08 MAY 2016||Sunday||Parents’ Day|
|14 MAY 2016||Saturday||Buddaha’s BirthDay|
|06 JUN 2016||Monday||Memorial Day|
|17 JUL 2016||Sunday||Constitution Day|
|15 AUG 2016||Monday||Liberation Day|
|14-15 SEP 2016||Wednesday & Thursday||Mid-Autumn Day|
|01 OCT 2016||Saturday||Armed Forces Day|
|03 OCT 2016||Monday||National Foundation Day|
|09 OCT 2016||Sunday||Hangeul Proclamation Day|
|24 DEC 2016||Saturday||Christmas Eve|
|25 DEC 2016||Sunday||Christmas Day|
|31 DEC 2016||Saturday||New Year’s Eve|
|01 JAN 2017||Sunday||New Year’s Day|
|27-30 JAN 2017||Friday to Monday||Seollal Holiday Day|
|01 MAR 2017||Wednesday||Independence Movement Day|
In general, New Zealand Passport holders will be issued a 90 day tourist visa upon arrival in Korea.
In most cases obtaining a visa prior to departure is not required. If you are travelling on a non
New Zealand Passport please visit http://nzl-wellington.mofat.go.kr
As at April 2012, no inoculations are required for entering South Korea from anywhere around the world. As situations may change, please check either JTB or your local travel agent before travelling.