APCHF 2016 / The 8th Asian Pacific Congress of Heart Failure / April 15(Fri)-16(Sat), 2016EXCO, Daegu, Korea

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Visa & Passport
All visitors to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and visa. Visitors with roundtrip tickets from countries who have a special agreement with Korea may be exempt from the visa requirement, and can stay in Korea visa-free for up to 30 days, or 90 days, depending on the type of agreement between two countries. Please contact the Korean embassy or a consulate in your country as early as possible. For more information: www.mofat.go.kr/ENG/visa/application/index.jsp
Temperature
The average temperature in Gyeongju in April is 15℃.
Currency & Banking

The unit of currency is the Korean Won (Indicated as ₩). Coin denominations are ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500. Bank notes are ₩1,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000 and ₩50,000. Foreign bank notes and traveler's checks can be converted into Korean Won at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers. International credit cards, such as Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB are widely accepted at major hotels, department stores and restaurants. US$1 is equivalent to approximately ₩1,135 as of July, 2015.

Notes

1,000 won 5,000 won 10,000 won 50,000 won

Coins

10 won 50 won 100 won 500 won
Electricity
In Korea, 220 volt outlets are most common. Some hotels provide 110 volt outlets for shavers. Please check the power supply before use.
Tax & Tipping
Value-added tax is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10% and is included in the retail price. Tipping is not customary in Korea. Sometimes, expensive restaurants and luxury hotels may add a service charge of 10%. Thus, you do not necessarily have to prepare for extra charges since it will be included in the bill.
Emergency Call
  • 1339: Medical Emergency
  • 119: Emergencies for Fire / Rescue & Hospital Services
  • 112: Police
  • 129: First Aid Patients
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