Useful Information
  • About Seoul, Korea
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Useful Information
Helpful information
Money exchange
Roaming service & SIM card
Tax refund
Useful apps
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. Foreign tourists can receive nearly 10 % VAT refunds for purchases at Duty Free shops. Goods must be taken out of Korea within three months of purchase to be eligible for a tax refund. Visitors can receive a refund on a receipt for a minimum purchase of KRW 30,000 (approx. USD 26). To receive this refund, present receipts with the purchased goods at the customs clearance desk at Incheon International Airport when departing.
Electricity & Power Plug
The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts. The outlet has two round holes and is the same type used in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey, and many other countries. Always check the power supply before using your equipment.
Time Differences
Korea’s standard time zone is KST, GMT +9 hours.
Business hours
Banks Weekdays 09:00-16:00
Weekends Closed
Government offices Weekdays 09:00-18:00
Weekends Closed
Post offices Weekdays 09:00-18:00
Weekends Closed
Department stores Weekdays 10:30-20:00
Weekends 10:30-20:30
Helpful services
1330 Korea Travel Hotline
24-hour travel Information, Interpretation services, complaint report, etc.
1339 Korea Disease Control & Prevention Agency
Information and guidelines on travel vaccinations, major, infectious diseases, etc.
119 Emergency Rescue Services
Fire, rescue, ambulance, disaster report, emergency care, hospital information, etc.
112 Korea National Police
Crime-related reports, etc.