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Useful Information

Time The Korean local time is 9 hours ahead of GMT with no daylight savings time.
  • Korean
    Standard Time

  • Local Time


Weather The coming of autumn brings continental winds and clear, dry weather, making these months perhaps the most pleasant time of year. November's vivid gold and vibrant red create a colorful panorama.

Weather Details

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.

- USD - 1,238 KRW

- KOREA EXCHANGE BANK, Last Update 2022-04-19, 16:53:21

  • 50,000 won (oman won)
  • 10,000 won (man won)
  • 5,000 won (ocheon won)
  • 1,000 won (cheon won)
Tip & Tax
Tip Tipping is not a regular practice in Korea. Service charges are included in your bill for rooms, meals and other services at hotels and upscale restaurants.
Tax Visitors can receive a refund on a receipt for a minimum purchase of KRW 50,000 (around US$52). To receive this refund, present refund receipts with the purchased goods at the customs desk at the Incheon International Airport when departing. These receipts can be cashed in at the Cash Refund Office in front of the Airport Duty Free Shop.
VAT Refunds Incheon Int'l Airport : https://www.airport.kr
(Automated Teller Machines)
Travelers who carry internationally recognized credit cards can get a cash advance in Korea Won from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) installed at airports, major hotels, department stores, subway stations and tourist attractions. ATMs are in operation 24 hours a day. Most stores, hotels and restaurants in Korea accept major international credit cards. However, it is advisable to carry some cash as some occasions will require them. For example, to add on or load money to fare cards, only cash is accepted.
Cell Phone Rental
& Prepaid SIM card
Rental Cellphones can be rented at 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).
SIM Card
Prepaid SIM cards can be bought online in advance or offline. Incheon Airport, outlets run by Korean mobile service providers (KT, SKT, LG U+), and major convenience stores, such as GS25, CU, Seven Eleven, also provide SIM cards. More on prepaid SIM cards : https://blog.trazy.com/survival-tip-all-about-sim-card-prepaid-sim-card-for-foreigners/
International & Emergency Calls
SIM Card
International dialing code in Seoul, Korea is +82-2 (Area code).
Please omit (0) when dialing from overseas.
1339Medical Emergency
119Emergencies for Fire / Rescue & Hospital Services
129First Aid Services
Useful Website
Korea Tourism Organization: http://www.visitkorea.or.kr
Gateway to Korea: https://www.korea.net/
Seoul Tourism Organization: http://www.miceseoul.com
Seoul Metropolitan Government: http://www.visitseoul.net
Korea Immigration Service: http://www.immigration.go.kr
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: http://www.mofat.go.kr
Incheon International Airport: http://www.airport.kr
Gimpo International Airport: http://www.airport.co.kr/gimpo/main.do
Discover Seoul Pass: https://www.discoverseoulpass.com/app/main