FIMSA 2021 8th FIMSA Congress



The Korean local time is 9 hours ahead of GMT with no daylight savings time.

Tip & Tax

Major foreign currencies that can be exchanged at banks, hotels, and the airport include the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Euro, and UK Sterling. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops accept major international credit cards including Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Master Card, and JCB. Foreign-issued ATM cards may have limited use.

1 USD — 1,190 KRW

KOREA EXCHANGE BANK, Last Update 2022-01-15, 11:11:08


Tipping is not a regular practice in Korea. 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.


Visitors can receive a refund on a receipt for a minimum purchase of KRW 50,000 (around US$52). To receive this refund, present refund receipts with the purchased goods at the customs desk at the Incheon International Airport when departing. These receipts can be cashed in at the Cash Refund Office in front of the Airport Duty Free Shop.

Emergency Call


Emergencies for Fire / Rescue & Hospital Services



The standard electrical supply is 220 volts AC/60 cycles. Most hotels will provide outlet converters for 110 and 220 volt utilities.

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