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Useful Information

  • Currency and Credit Cards

    Korea's official monetary unit is the Won (KRW or ₩). Coin denominations are \10, \50, \100 and \500. Banknotes are
    ₩1,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000 and ₩50,000. Credit cards including VISA, American Express, Diner’s Club, Master Card and
    JCB are accepted at hotels, department stores and restaurants. (1 USD=KRW 1,159 as of October, 2015.)
  • Emergency

    - Emergency Call: Police Department 112 / Fire Department 119
    - Korea Travel Hotline 1330: A one-stop helpline available as a public service for local and international travelers.
    - Lost and Found Information: 181 (
    - Local Telephone Directory: Local area code+114
  • TAX

    Value-Added Tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10% and is included in the retail price.
    In tourist hotels, this 10% tax applies to rooms, meals and other services and is included in the bill.
  • Insurance

    The Organizing Committee will take no liability for personal injuries sustained by, or for loss or damage to property
    belonging to congress participants, either during of as a result of the congress, It is, therefore, advised that
    participants arrange their own personal health, accident and travel insurance.
  • Tipping

    Tipping is not customary in Korea. A 10% service charge is added to the bill at all tourist hotels and some big restaurants.
  • Electricity

    In Korea, 220 volt outlets are most common. Some hotels provide 110 volt outlets for shavers.
    Please check the power supply before use.
  • Time Difference

    Korean time is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+9)