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Business Hours
Government Offices 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays, Closed on weekends.
Banks 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekdays, Closed on weekends.
Currency & Exchange
  • The unit of Korean currency is the Won (₩). Coin denominations are ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500. Banknotes are ₩1,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000 and ₩50,000. The current exchange rate is about KR 1,300 per US dollar as of February 23, 2023. You can check the current exchange rate by clicking the button below.
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  • Korea experiences four distinct seasons, with September, October, and November offering sunny and dry weather during the autumn months. It can be chilly during this time, so be sure to pack long-sleeved clothing and warm outerwear to stay comfortable.
  • In Korea, the voltage used is 220V and the frequency is 60 Hz. If your country of residence uses different plugs and sockets, you will need a power plug adapter. Many hotels offer rental adapters for your convenience.
  • Tipping is not customary in Korea. The standard VAT rate is 10%, which is typically included in the total bill at the end of your meal or purchase.
Emergency Phone Number
  • • 112 : Police
    • 119 : Emergencies for Fire / Rescue & Hospital Services
    • 1330 : Korea Travel Helpline
    • 1345 : Information Center for Foreigners
Useful Website : The Official Website of the Republic of Korea
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Korea Immigration Service
Visit Busan
Korea Tourism Organization
Busan Tourism Organization
Gimhae International Airport