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    Time Differences

    Korea is 9hours ahead of GMT (standard time)

    The unit of Korean currency is the Won. One U.S. dollar was equivalent to about KRW 1,125 as of September 2018. Credit cards, including VISA, American Express, Diners Club, Master Card and JCB, are widely accepted.
    Electricity and Voltage print

    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. If you do not have a multi-voltage travel adapter, you can borrow one from your hotel's front desk. If you want to buy one in Korea, you can do so at a duty-free shop, convenience shop at Incheon and Jeju International Airport.
    Tax & Tipping

    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 meals as well as other services and is added into the bill. Tipping is not a traditional Korean customs. A 10% service charge is added to your bill at all tourist hotels and 3-10% at some major restaurants.
    Business Hours

    Banks - Weekdays : 09:00 - 16:00 - Weekends and National Holidays : Closed Government Offices and Organizations - Weekdays : 09:00 - 18:00 - Weekends and National Holidays : Closed Foreign Diplomatic Missions - Weekdays : Hours vary, please see the following link for more information (http://www.mofat.go.kr/ENG/main/index.jsp)
    Passport and Visa

    All foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before coming. However, people from 51 select countries who would like to visit Korea temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements, and also in accord with principles of reciprocity or national interest. Click Box for more information about no-visa entry arrangements for the Jeju island.
    Emergency Call

    Dial 112 for the police, 119 for the fire department, or 1339 for medical emergencies. (though most operators speak only Korean)