Cost of Travel

Below is a list of return flights to Seoul from various cities during winter seasons. These were all booked 1 month in advance using the same set of dates. All prices are listed in USD.

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<Asia>

Bangalore $515 on Singapore Airlines (1 stop)
Bangkok $230 on AirAsia (non stop)
Beijing $284 on Asiana Airlines (non stop)
Chennai $393 on AirAsia (1 stop)
Delhi $474 on Singapore Airlines (non stop)
Dhaka $463 on AirAsia (1 stop)
Guangzhou $350 on Asiana Airlines (non stop)
Hanoi $283 on Hong Kong Airlines (1 stop)
Hong Kong $175 on Hong Kong Express (1 stop)
Jakarta $314 on AirAsia (1 stop)
Kuala Lumpur $194 on Air Asia (non stop)
Kathmandu $459 on China Eastern (1 stop)
Macau $293 on Air Macau (non stop)
Manila $167 on Cebu Pacific (non stop)
Shanghai $281 on China Eastern (non stop)
Singapore $498 on Korean Air (non stop)
Taipei $194 on Scoot Airlines (non stop)
Tokyo $235 on Korean Air (non stop)

<Africa>
Cairo $686 on Turkish Airlines
Cape Town $847 on Singapore Airlines (1 stop)
Gaborone $1,010 on Ethiopian Airlines (2 stops)
Harare $957 on Rwanda Air & Qatar Airways (2 stops)
Johannesburg $793 on Singapore Airlines (1 stop)
Nairobi $1,026 on Qatar Airways (1 stop)

<Middle East>

Doha $980 on Turkish Airlines (1 stop)
Tel Aviv $790 on  Aeroflot Russian Airlines (1 stop)

<Oceania>

Auckland $734 on Malaysia Airlines (1 stop)
Melbourne $1,208 on China Eastern Airlines (1 stop)
Sydney $458 on Air Asia (1 stop) / $912 in Asiana Airlines (0 stop)

<Americas>

Atlanta $1,043 on Turkish Airlines (1 stop)
Boston $817 on Turkish Airlines (1 stop)
Buenos Aires $1,336 on LATAM Airlines (2 stops)
Chicago $680 on China Eastern (1 stop)
Dallas $1,441 on Asiana Airlines + Alaska Airlines (1 stop)
Detroit $1,273 on Air France (1 stop)
Los Angeles $613 on Xiamen Air (1 stop)
Mexico City $1,246 on Aeromexico + Asiana Airlines (1 stop)
New York $665 on Air China (1 stop)
Rio de Janeiro $1,396 on Lufthansa (1 stops)
San Francisco $774 on China Eastern (1 stop)
Seattle $1,017 on Asiana Airlines (non stop)
Toronto $1,037 on Air Canada + Asiana Airlines (1 stop)
Vancouver $759 on China Eastern (1 stop)

<Europe>

Amsterdam $511 on Polish Airlines (1 stop)
Athens $720 on Lufthansa (1 stop)
Barcelona $579 on Polish Airlines (1 stop)
Belgrade $597 on Polish Airlines (1 stop)
Berlin $670 on British Airlines (1 stop)
Dublin $690 on Turkish Airlines (1 stops)
Frankfurt $684 on KLM (1 stop)
Glasgow $560 on KLM (1 stop)
London $537 on KLM (1 stop)
Madrid $570 on Polish Airlines (1 stop)
Moscow $504 on Turkish Airlines (1 stop)
Paris $570 on Lufthansa (1 stop)
Prague $596 on Turkish Airlines
Riga $601 on Polish Airlines (1 stop)
Rome $660 Finnair (1 stop)
Vienna $596 on Turkish Airlines (1 stop)

 

Visa Information

 

This is the list of the countries or regions that DO NOT need a VISA for arrival to Korea. If your country or region which you are affiliated with is not on the list, it means that you NEED a VISA. Even if you need a visa, South Korea is one of the easier countries to obtain a visa, and out organizing committee will be more than happy to assist you in the process.

 

Asia
Brunei (30 days)
Hong Kong (90 days)
Japan (90 days)
Macau (90 days)
Malaysia (90 days)
Singapore (90 days)
Taiwan (90 days)


The Americas
Antigua and Barbuda (90 days)
Argentina (30 days)
Bahamas (90 days)
Barbados (90 days)
Brazil (90 days)
Canada (6 months)
Chile (90 days)
Columbia (90 days)
Commonwealth of Dominica (90 days)
Costa Rica (90 days)
Dominican Republic (90 days)
Ecuador (90 days)
El Salvador (90 days)
Grenada (90 days)
Guatemala (90 days)
Guyana (30 days)
Haiti (90 days)
Honduras (30 days)
Jamaica (90 days)
Mexico (90 days)
Nicaragua (90 days)
Panama (90 days)
Paraguay (30 days)
Peru (90 days)
Republic of Suriname (90 days)
Saint Kitts and Nevis (90 days)
Saint Lucia (90 days)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (90 days)
Trinidad and Tobago (90 days)
United States of America (90 days)
Uruguay (90 days)
Venezuela (90 days)


Europe
Albania (30 days)
Andorra (30 days)
Austria (90 days)
Belgium (90 days)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (30 days)
Bulgaria (90 days)
Croatia (90 days)
Curia Romana (30 days)
Cyprus (30 days)
Czech (90 days)
Denmark (90 days among 180 days)
England (90 days)
Estonia (90 days among 180 days)
Finland (90 days among 180 days)
France (90 days)
Germany (90 days)
Greece (90 days)
Hungary (90 days)
Iceland (90 days among 180 days)
Ireland (90 days)
Kazakhstan (30 days)
Latvia (90 days)
Liechtenstein (90 days)
Lithuania (90 days)
Luxembourg (90 days)
Malta (90 days)
Monaco (30 days)
Montenegro (30 days)
Netherlands (90 days)
Norway (90 days among 180 days)
Poland (90 days)
Portugal (90 days among 180 days)
Romania (90 days)
Russia (60 days, maximum 90 days among 180 days)
San Marino (30 days)
Serbia (90 days)
Slovakia (90 days)
Slovenia (90 days)
Spain (90 days)
Stay (90 days)
Sweden (90 days among 180 days)
Switzerland (90 days)
Turkey (90 days)

Africa-Middle East regions

Bahrain (30 days)
Botswana (90 days)
Israel (90 days)
Kuwait (90 days)
Lesotho (60 days)
Liberia (90 days)
Mauritius (30 days)
Morocco (90 days)
Oman (30 days)
Qatar (30 days)
Republic of South Africa (30 days)
Saudi Arabia (30 days)
Seychelles (30 days)
Swaziland (30 days)
Tunisia (30 days)
United Arab Emirates (90 days)


Oceania regions
Australia (90 days)
Fiji (30 days)
Guam (30 days)
Kiribati (30 days)
Marshall Islands (30 days)
Micronesia (30 days)
Nauru (30 days)
New Zealand (90 days)
Palau (30 days)
Samoa (30 days)
Solomon Islands (30 days)
Tonga (30 days)
Tuvalu (30 days)


If you are affiliated with the countries below, and if you have either a diplomat’s passport, or an official passport, you don’t need to get a VISA. Which means if you don’t have neither of those two, you need a VISA for arrival to Korea.

Algeria (90 days)
Angola (30 days)
Argentina (90 days)
Armenia (90 days)
Azerbaijan (30 days)
Bangladesh (90 days)
Bolivia (90 days)
Cambodia (60 days)
Cape Verde (90 days)
China (30 days)
Croatia (90 days)
Cyprus (90 days)
Gabon (90 days)
Georgia (90 days)
Indonesia (30 days)
Kuwait (90 days among 180 days)
Kyrgyzstan (30 days)
Laos (90 days)
Lebanon (30 days)
Moldova (90 days among 180 days)
Mongolia (90 days)
Mozambique (90 days)
Myanmar (90 days)
Oman (90 days)
Ukraine (90 days)
Vanuatu (90 days)

If you are affiliated with these countries, ONLY a diplomat’s passport carrier is allowed to come to Korea without VISA. Which means if you don’t carry a diplomat’s passport, you need to get a VISA in order for arrival to Korea.

Jordan (90 days)
Uzbekistan (60 days)
Turkmenistan (30 days)