Emergency Numbers to Call in South Korea

Emergency Numbers to Call in South Korea

Refer to this directory should you find yourself in an emergency in South Korea.

The Rundown

  • South Korea Police department: 112

  • South Korea Fire department: 119

  • Medical Emergencies: 1339

  • If you’re building your South Korea itinerary, why not check out the amusing Fireman Show? This is a popular non-verbal show that narrates the demands of being a fireman using acrobatic displays and flips.

Also read: Applying for a Korean Visa Through an Accredited Travel Agency

Emergency Numbers to Call in South Korea

In case you find yourself in a situation that requires police, fire, or medical attention in South Korea, you may dial the following numbers:

  • South Korea Police Hotline: 112

  • South Korea Fire Department Hotline: 119

  • South Korea Medical Emergency Hotline: 1339

For those who need medical care, here are some hospitals in Seoul:

  • Sinchon Severance Hospital

    • 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Seoul Asan Medical Center

    • 88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Pungnap 2(i)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Samsung Medical Center

    • 81 Irwon-ro, Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Seoul National University Hospital

    • 101 Daehak-ro, Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea


BOOK YOUR TRIP!

Are you currently building your Seoul itinerary? Why not watch the Fireman Show and be entertained?

Fireman Show in Korea. Image credit:  Korea Tourism Organization

Fireman Show in Korea. Image credit: Korea Tourism Organization

  • PRICE: ₱1,825 or $35, if not discounted!

  • Buy One, Get One Promotion for Fireman Show Tickets in Korea: From March 1-Apr 30, 2019, buy one ticket to the show and get another one for free!

  • The Fireman Show uses a mixture of performance styles to express the demands of being a fireman.

  • Witness impressive acrobatic lifts and flips!

  • Learn about the importance of fire safety and awareness throughout the show.

  • This non-verbal show is suitable for all language speakers.

TIPS!

Image credit: Korea Tourism Organization

  • All contact details were taken from Korea Tourism Organization.

  • Only call these numbers if you are in dire need of police or medical attention.

  • It is highly recommended that you have a travel insurance when you visit Korea.

  • The Korean word for police is 경찰 (gyeongchal).

  • The Korean word for fireman is 소방수 (sobangsu).

  • You will find police in uniform in popular tourist areas such as Myeongdong, Itaewon, and Gangnam.


Is it safe to travel in South Korea?

Image credit:  Ivan Herman

Image credit: Ivan Herman

Absolutely. South Korea is generally a safe country to visit. Though it is not spared from thieves or con-artists as noted here, the country has CCTV’s installed in most areas and police making rounds day in and out. People are also generally friendly, so don’t hesitate to turn to them for help when you need it.

But as a general rule, you must not let your guard down when traveling. Be cautious when roaming around at night and be wary of strangers that approach you randomly. You can read more here if you want to know more about avoiding crimes in Korea.

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