Useful Information

Useful Information

Korea has four seasons, with a wet monsoon and summer in the middle of the year, and a cold winter from November to March.
The most ideal time to visit Korea is during the autumn months (September ~ November). During this time, the country experiences warm, sunny weather, skies that are cobalt blue and spectacular foliage that is perhaps the biggest draw.


Eating out is one of the great pleasures of visiting Korea, a country famous for its diverse native dishes. Korean cuisine is nutritious, well balanced, and low in calories, as it involves a wide variety of vege-tables and fermented foods. Bulgogi (marinated, barbecued beef) and Bibimbap (cooked rice mixed with vegetables) are two of the most famous dishes.


Getting travel insurance in your country prior to visiting Korea is recommended.
Insurance is also available at the Incheon International Airport.
The Organizing Committee has no insurance coverage for the participants and will not be responsible for any accidents that may occur during the congress..

Credit Card

Major international credit cards such as Visa and Master are commonly acceptable at most hotels, department stores, restaurants, and shops.
Restaurants and ships generally display signs indicating what cards they accept.

Tipping & VAT (Value Added Tax)

Tipping is not regular practice in Korea.

Value-added Tax and service charges are usually included in the consumer price.
However, some hotels and luxurious restaurants may not be inclusive of service charges and VATs.


The electricity supply commonly used in Korea is the 200-volt 60Hz system. Because most newly built hotels and houses have the 220-volt wiring installed, you are advised to check your electronic equipment beforehand.

International Calls

For international calls, dial the international dialing code (001, 002, or 008), country code, area code, and the individual number. Domestic and international phone cards are available for sale at most convenient stores, hotels, and airports.

Mobile phones can be rented at the airport or at major hotels. To apply for a mobile phone rental service, you will need an identification card (passport) and a credit card.

Emergency Lines

Medical Emergency Information Center: 1339
Fire and First Aid Emergency Services: 119
Police Station: 112
Korea Travel Hotline (24/7): 1330 (in Korea) / +82-2-1300 (from overseas)

Useful Websites

Korea Tourism Organization:
Gateway to Korea:
Daejeon Metropolitan City Culture Tourism:
Daejeon Metropolitan City:
Korea Immigration Service:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
Incheon International Airport:


About Won(KRW) Korea셲 currency is the won. There are 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 50,000 won bills. Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 100, and 500 won.

Korean Phrases
English Korean
Hello 븞뀞븯꽭슂? (annyeonghaseyo?)
Thank You 媛먯궗빀땲떎 (kamsahabnida)
Sorry 誘몄븞빀땲떎 (mianhamnida)
Yes 꽕 (ne)
No 븘땲삤 (anio)
Excuse me (at a restaurant) 湲곗슂(jeogiyo)
Where is the bathroom? 솕옣떎 뼱뵒뿉 엳뼱슂? (hwajangsireun eodie isseoyo?)
I can’t speak Korean 븳援留먯쓣 紐삵빐슂 (hangungmareul mothaeyo)
How much is it?  뼹留덉엯땲源? (Eolma-imnikka?)
Goodbye 븞뀞엳怨꾩꽭슂. (Annyeonghi gyeseyo. )