Useful Information

Time Zone
Korea is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9) and does not have daylight savings time.
International Call
International dialing code in Busan, Korea is +82-64(Jeju area code). Please omit (0) when dialing from overseas.
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
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.
Old Bills

10,000 won
(man won)

5,000 won
(ocheon won)

1,000 won
(cheon won)
New Bills

10,000 won
(man won)

5,000 won
(ocheon won)

1,000 won
(cheon won)

50,000 won
(oman won)
Coins

500 won
(obaek won)

100 won
(baek won)

50 won
(osip won)

10 won
(sip won)
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
  • Jeju Int’l Airport Click
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.