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Jeju, South Korea Travel Information

According to ejinhua, Jeju (Cheju, Jeju-do) is an island in the Korea Strait (Asia) that forms a province of South Korea. The capital of Jeju is the eponymous Jeju. A number of major cities on Jeju are: Seogwipo, Songsan, Aewol and Hallim.

According to themeparktour, Jeju is a volcanic island that consists entirely of the extinct volcano Hallasan. This volcano is also the highest point in all of South Korea (1,950 meters). Since 2007, the entire island is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Outside of the two major cities, Jeju is a relatively untouched piece of nature with lava caves, waterfalls, extensive beaches and a large number of endemic animal species. Tourists often come to Jeju for the beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and pleasant temperatures. Many newlywed couples from South Korea come to Jeju to spend their honeymoon. Jeju is also known for the many mushroom-shaped statues (Dol hareubang) that are scattered across the island. These images protected the villages against demons and also brought fertility.

Where is Jeju located?

Travel information of Jeju

Official name: Jeju Island
Continent: Asia
Area: 1,849 km²
Capital: Jeju
Country code: KR, KOR
Population: 583,284 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 1,950 m (Hallasan)
Distance (Amsterdam – Jeju): 8,929 km
Flight time: approx. 16 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Corona
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Jeju that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Jeju, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Jeju. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Jeju?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Jeju at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
South Korea has a subtropical climate. The temperatures are around 5 to 10 degrees during the winter months and around 25 to 30 degrees during the summer months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Jeju can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Jeju can be found at Climate info.

Best time
September and October are the best months to travel to Jeju. This avoids the relatively cold winter period, the rainy summer period and the risk of typhoons.

Language
Korean is the official language on Jeju.
Would you like to translate from or to Korean for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is still valid when you leave Jeju.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Jeju for less than 3 months.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in South Korea: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of South Korea in the Netherlands: overseas.mofa.go.kr.
Consulates of South Korea in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
It is advisable to get one or more vaccinations before visiting Jeju.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency matters
On Jeju you pay with the South Korean won (KRW).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Jeju can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Jeju are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +9% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (42% cheaper), food (67% more expensive), imported beer in catering (18% more expensive), cigarettes (40% cheaper) and public transport (64% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

Tipping
It is not customary to tip in Jeju. Good service is a matter of course for South Koreans. A tip will in most cases be refused. Only in hotels is it becoming more and more common to give a (small) tip.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 7 hours later on Jeju.
During our winter time, it is 8 hours later on Jeju.
Jeju has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Jeju can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Jeju you must drive on the right.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Jeju, you must have an international driver’s license. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Jeju.

Electricity
The same plugs and sockets are used on Jeju as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Jeju can be found on our electricity page (see South Korea).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 119
– Ambulance: 119

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Jeju can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Jeju can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Internet
Websites from Jeju end in.kr.
Jeju official websites: english.jeju.go.kr.

Telephone
The country code (international access code) to call someone on Jeju is 0082 or +82.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Jeju? Then use the Dutch country code 00131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Jeju.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Jeju.

Holidays
An overview of all holidays on Jeju can be found on Beleven.org.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Jeju, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Travelogues
Are you looking for a travelogue about Jeju?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Jeju. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Jeju can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites on Jeju can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Jeju? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported from Jeju.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Jeju, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Jeju, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to South Korea.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 19.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 19.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…During the Korean War many conscientious objectors fled to Jeju?
…Jeju is 1 of the 7 new wonders of the world?
…From April to June many Korean students from the mainland visit the island?
… There are several lava caves on Jeju?
…Restaurants on Jeju mainly serve fish dishes?

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