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Visa and Useful Information

Visa and Useful Information
  • Passport and Visa Any foreign visitor wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport. Visitors with confirmed outbound tickets may stay in Korea up to 30 days without visas. Please contact the Korea Embassy locally first. For those of some countries who require visa, in order to request the invitation letter for visa application, please select the invitation letter for visa in the registration process. The letter will be sent only to presenters with accepted papers and complete payment. Visit the Korean VISA Navigator.
  • Climate Korean weather in September is early autumn. Temperature is expected to range from 16℃ to 24℃. The average relative humidity is 11 – 28%. It is pleasantly warm during the day but somewhat chilly at night. The gold and crimson autumn leaves under the blue sky create a picturesque landscape.
  • Electricity & Voltage The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts at 60 Hertz, and the outlet has two round holes. You can purchase a multi-voltage travel adapter at the airport, retail stores, or convenience stores.
  • Currency and Credit Cards The unit of Korean currency is Won (₩). Foreign currency can be exchanged into Korean Won (KRW) at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers. Credit cards, including VISA, American Express, Diners Club, Master Card and JCB, are accepted at major hotels, department stores, and restaurants.
  • Tax and Tipping Value Added Tax (VAT) is levied on most goods at a standard rate of 10%. In major tourist spots, a 10% VAT plus a 10% service charge is added to the bills. Tipping is not necessary in hotels or taxis.
  • WiFi Service Internet service is often provided in public places such as airports, train stations, and bus terminals in Korea. Fast food restaurants, cafes, or stores are also good places to access to WiFi. It is of course available on site during the conference.
  • Mobile Phone Rentals and Roaming Service The airport has roaming centers, operated by local network service providers; KT, SK Telecom, and LG U+. Visitors can get their mobile devices connected for roaming here after a simple registration process. SIM Card purchase, Wi-Fi egg rentals and even smart phone rentals are available at the airport.
  • Emergency and Assistance Call If you need any emergency help or assistance with immigration, safety and medical service, tourist complaints, and other concerns, you can dial 1330 to connect the 1345 Ministry of Justice Call Center, 119 Emergency Rescue Service, KTO Complaint Center, and other related call centers. Phone +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)
  • Travel Insurance The organizers take no liability for personal injuries or loss or damage to property belonging to the participants, either during or as a result of the event. Participants are advised to take out proper travel and health insurance before leaving their home country.

<Sources from Korea Tourism Organization>