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Traveler's Essentials

    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. [more]
       
    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 large stores, hotels and restaurants in Korea accept major international credit cards. However it is advisable to carry some cash, since many smaller establishments and stores are unlikely to accept credit cards.
       
    When Indicating Korea Time: Present Time (GMT+9) / No daylight savings time
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    As soon as visitors arrive at Korea's major airports, including Incheon, Gimpo, Gimhae and Jeju international airports, you can proceed to 'roaming center' desks and get your mobile devices connected immediately with local network service provider after a simple registration. In addition to roaming services, SIM Card purchase, Wi-Fi egg rentals and even smart phone or other mobile gears are available. More information about fees, location of roaming desks and other details are found from the websites listed below.

[Korea’s Representative Roaming Service Carriers]
KT Roaming Center http://roaming.kt.com/rental/eng/main.asp
SK TELECOM Roaming Center http://sktroaming.com/
LG U+ Roaming Center http://www.uplus.co.kr/ent/glob_2/inbo/RinRoamingRentalServiceE.hpi
       
    Travelers can purchase SIM cards from the major retail stores, convenience stores or from the website of the respective service providers. More often than not, this service is cheaper than roaming phones, therefore preferred communication service by a large number of business travelers.

[SIM Card Sales Location]
Convenience Stores (airport, downtown, nearby tourist attractions): 7-11, CU, and GS25
KOREA SIM : http://krsim.net/
EG SIM CARD : http://www.egsimcard.co.kr
SIMCARDKOREA : http://www.simcardkorea.com
       
    International dialing code in Daejeon, Korea is +82-42 (Area Code). Please omit (0) when dialing from overseas.  
       
    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. Koreans occasionally do tip when they are especially pleased with the service they receive.

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.
       
    Government office hours are usually from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays. Banks are open from 9:00 to 16:00 on weekdays. Most stores are open every day from 10:30 to 20:00, including Sundays.
       
    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.
       
   
Medical Emergency : 1339 Emergencies for Fire, Rescue & Hospital Services : 119
Police : 112 First Aid Services : 129
       
    Korea Tourism Organization : http://www.visitkorea.or.kr
Gateway to Korea : http://www.korea.net
Gyeongju Tourguide : http://www.gyeongju.go.kr/tour/index.do
Seoul Tourism Organization : http://www.visitseoul.net
Korea Immigration Service : http://www.immigration.go.kr/immigration_eng/index.do
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade : http://www.mofa.go.kr/eng/index.do
Incheon International Airport : https://www.airport.kr/ap/en/index.do
Gimpo International Airport : http://www.airport.co.kr/gimpoeng/main.do
Gimhae International Airport : https://www.airport.co.kr/gimhaeeng/main.do
Korail : http://www.letskorail.com/ebizbf/EbizbfForeign_pr16100.do?gubun=1