Occupying the southern part of the Korean peninsula, South Korea borders North Korea, and it is surrounded by sea. Its total area is 100,000 sq. kms and population is 51 million. Dominated by rugged mountain ranges, the majority of people live in the coastal plains which cover only one fifth of the country.

Summers are warm and wet and winters dry and cold. Typhoons can occur in summer. South Korea has a humid continental climate and a humid subtropical climate. It is also affected by the East Asian monsoon. In the capital Seoul, the average January temperature range is −7°C to 1°C. The average August temperature range is 22°C to 30°C.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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