International practice, reciprocity, taking into account national interests and increase the safe entry permit is otherwise specified destination country. (51 countries as of 10/01/2009)
Tourist or visiting purposes only, and typically can be safely increased immigration can stay 30 days.
However, six months in Canada, Macau, the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Slovenia, Taiwan and Japan can stay for 90 days.
For further information, please call Korea Immigration Service at 1345, or visit www.hikorea.go.kr
Arriving in Seoul
There are largely four transportation options available between Incheon International Airport and Seoul: taxis, private cars, airport shuttle buses, and the airport railway.
• Airport shuttle buses
The intervals are varied from 10 to 30 min. depending upon your destination. The travel time from Incheon International Airport to major areas in Seoul is varied as well, but it usually takes an hour to Seoul Station, 75 min. to Myeong-dong, 80 min. to Gangnam, and 2 hrs. to Jamsil.
Airport Railway Line
Taxis are available at 5C to 8C at the pick-up area on the first floor (Arrivals) of the terminal. General taxi fare is 1,900 won upon entry and is roughly 40,000 to 50,000 won, in addition to tolls.
Korea has four very distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Light shirts and cardigans will be good enough in spring (from March to May) and autumn (from September to November). The great temperature difference between summer and winter is one of key features of Korean weather. During summer (from June to August), when the mercury often rises above 30 degree Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit), you can’t do without T-shirts or sleeveless shirts, while heavy coats are necessities to survive Korean winter, when temperatures go below freezing and cold winds blustering across the country.
The official language of the Conference is English.
Hangeul is the official language in Korea.
At Korean ATMs, there are 2 types of cards you can use: international cash cards and credit cards. With international cash cards, you can make both deposits and withdrawals into your account in the local currency (won). However, when you use your credit card, on top of being charged the corresponding exchange rate at the time of purchase, you will also be charged a commission fee.
• Currency Exchange
The official currency of South Korea is the won. Some hotels and duty-free shops do, however, accept the American dollar and other currencies, and credit cards are accepted most everywhere. However, to go shopping at markets and street stalls, you must pay in Korean won.
• Currency of the Republic of Korea
Korea's currency is the won. There are 1,000; 5,000; 10,000; and 50,000 won bills. Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 won. (However, there are not many 1- and 5-won coins circulating as only 15,000 are issued each year.)
The 2-pin connecting plug (F-type, 220 V, 60Hz ) is used in Korea
The metric system (e.g., gram, meter, liter) is used throughout Korea.