Useful Information

Time Zone

Time Zone
Korea is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9) and does not have daylight savings time.

 

International Call

International Call
International dialing code in Busan, Korea is +82-51(Area code). Please omit (0) when dialing from overseas.

Currency

Currency
Major foreign currencies that can be exchanged at banks, hotels, and the airport include the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Euro, and UK Sterling. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops accept major international credit cards including Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Master Card, and JCB. Foreign-issued ATM cards may have limited use.

Tip & Tax

Tip & Tax
Service charges are included in your bill for rooms, meals, and other services at hotels and upscale restaurants. Koreans occasionally do tip when they are especially pleased with the service they receive. Foreign tourists can receive nearly 10 % VAT refunds for purchases at Duty Free shops. Goods must be taken out of Korea within three months of purchase to be eligible for a tax refund. Visitors can receive a refund on a receipt for a minimum purchase of KRW 50,000 (around USD 43). To receive this refund, present receipts with the purchased goods at the customs clearance desk at Incheon International Airport when departing.

Time Zone

Cell Phone Rental
You may rent a cell phone at the Incheon International Airport. Users can rent a handset and pay rental and call charges upon returning the phone. Applicants require identification, credit card, and a service contract (available at the booth).
  • Incheon Int'l Airport  Click
  • Gimhae Int'l Airport  Click

Electricity

Electricity
The standard electricity supply is 220 volts AC/60 cycles. Most hotels may provide outlet converters for 110 and 220 volts. Participants are recommended to check with the hotel beforehand.

Emergency

Emergency number (without an area code)
1339: Medical Emergency
(provides interpretation services for English, Japanese and Chinese)
119: Emergencies for Fire, Rescue & Hospital Services
112: Police
129: First Aid Services

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