|Temperatures||+18C to +25C (June)|
|Time Zone||GMT + 9 (Korea Standard Time KST or Japanese Standard Time JST)|
|Electricity||220v, 60 hz throughout the country (same type used in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey)|
|Country Dialing Code||+82|
|Area Code||Seoul 02 (when dialing from overseas remove the zero)|
Currency Exchange and Taxes
- Currency : Korea's official monetary unit is the won(￦).
Bill1,000 Won5,000 Won10,000 Won50,000 Won Coin10 Won50 Won100 Won500 Won
- 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.
Most of the businesses in Korea widely use and accept payment by credit cards, including at major hotels, department stores, and general shops. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and other credit cards can be used; however check the service availability before making purchases as some stores may not provide this service.
The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts and the outlet has two round holes. If you do not have a multi-voltage travel adapter, you may ask to borrow or purchase one from your hotel's front desk. You can also find them at the airport, retail stores, major duty-free shops, and even convenience stores.
Liability and Insurance
The Organizing Committee will take no liability for personal injuries sustained by, or for loss or damage to property belong to meeting participants, either during or as a result of the meeting. It is, therefore, advised that participants arrange their own personal health, accident and travel insurance.