23rd ACOH 2020

Asian Congress on Occupational Health

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Currency

The unit of Korean currency is the Won (₩). Coin denominations are ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500. Banknotes are ₩1,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000 and ₩50,000. USD1.00 is equivalent to about KRW 1,180 as of October, 2020. Credit cards including VISA, AMEX, Master Card, UnionPay and JCB are accepted at major hotels, department stores and larger restaurants.

Climate and Apparel

The average temperature range in Daegu in May is between 15 degrees to 26 degrees Celsius. In the evenings, a light jacket would be advisable. A hat and comfortable shoes are recommended for some tours.

Time Zone

The time zone is Greenwich Mean Time +9 hours.

Traveler's check

Accepted, but may be difficult to change in smaller towns. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take Traveler's check in US Dollars.

Business Hours

Government office hours are usually from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and closed on weekends. Banks are open from 9:00 to 16:00 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Most stores are open every day from 10:30 to 20:00, including Sundays.

Tip & Tax

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. 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.

Electricity

In Korea, 220 volt outlets are most common. Some hotels provide 110 volt outlets for shavers. Please check the power supply before use.

Emergency Call

  • Police: 112
  • Emergencies for Fire / Rescue & Hospital Services : 119
  • First Aid Patients : 129
  • Travel Information Center : 1330
  • Medical Emergency : 1339

Useful Website

  • Korea National Tourism Organization (http://kto.visitkorea.or.kr)
  • Gateway to Korea (http://www.korea.net)
  • Daegu Convention & Visitors Bureau (http://eng.daegucvb.com/mice/main/)
  • Korea Immigration Service (http://www.immigration.go.kr)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (http://www.mofa.go.kr/ENG)
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