Useful Information

Visa

Citizens from countries requiring a Korean visa are not permitted to board a flight or enter Korea without a visa. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the date foreseen for arrival in the Republic of Korea.

Visa Waiver Countries

Nationals of visa waiver countries can enter Korea without a visa as long as the purpose of their visit is tourism or temporary visit. If they wish to engage in profitable activities such as employment, they must apply for a Korean visa suitable for that purpose. To check whether you’re allowed to enter Korea without visa issuance, visit the following website: here

Mobile Phone Rental/SIM Card Service

For your comfort and ease of travel, you may purchase a SIM card or rent a mobile phone conveniently online. Email in an application and be sure to reserve at least three days before arriving in Korea. They can be picked up at Incheon Airport and Gimpo Airport.

Operation Hours & Locations

Stand location and operation times: here

  • 1F Incheon International Airport Terminal 1, Between Gate 6 and 7 (24/7)
  • 1F Incheon International Airport Terminal 2, Between Gate 6 and 7 (24/7)
  • 1F Gimpo Airport International Terminal (06:30~23:00)

Prepaid Data Sim Card Service:

Get a prepaid SIM card for your cell phone! Easy to use and disposable. Just choose the type and duration from 1 day to 10 days. You can buy the SIM Card at the Incheon airport! For pricing and reservations:  here

Mobile Phone Rentals:

Don’t have a phone with you? No worries! Contact with your family and friends and rent a mobile phone. Experience the world’s fastest Wi-fi and telecommunications services in the world  here
Online Reservations:  here

Exchange Money

You can exchange foreign currencies into Korean won at a bank, exchange service center, or an authorized currency exchange.

Bank 9am to 4pm (Mon to Fri), Closed on weekends
Exchange Service Centers 9:30am-10pm (every day)
Authorized Currency Exchanges Hotel Business hours or 24 hours in hotels

Electricity

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.

Emergency Phone Numbers

  • 1339: Medical Emergency
  • 119: Emergencies for Fire, Rescue & Hospital Services
  • 112: Police
  • 129: First Aid Services

Useful Websites

Korea Tourism Organization http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto
Gateway to Korea http://www.korea.net
Seoul Tourism Organization http://www.miceseoul.com
Seoul Metropolitan Government http://english.seoul.go.kr
Korea Immigration Service http://www.immigration.go.kr/indeximmeng.html
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.mofat.go.kr
Incheon International Airport https://www.airport.kr/ap/en/index.do
Gimpo International Airport http://www.airport.co.kr/gimpoeng/index.do

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