General Information


The standard electrical supply is 220 volts AC/60 cycles. Overseas delegates bringing laptop computers and other electrical appliances are advised to check whether a transformer is required.

Business Hours

Most government offices are open between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00 and closed on weekends. Most private businesses open anywhere from 08:30 to 10:00 and close late in the evening. Banks are open from 09:00 to 16:00 on weekdays and they are closed on weekends. Major department stores are usually open from 10:30 to 20:00 including Sundays.

Useful Telephone Information

  • Police : 112
  • Fire and Ambulance : 119
  • Tourist Information : 1330

Useful Websites

Korea Tourism Organization

Gateway to Korea

Seoul Tourism Organization

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Immigration Service

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Incheon International Airport


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