8th Round Table Asia-Pacific – 17 & 18 September 2020 – Seoul




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About Seoul

General information

Time Difference

Korea is 9 hours ahead of GMT (standard time)


The voltage in Korea is 220 volts at 60 Hz.


The monetary unit is the Won (KRW, denoted by ₩). Korean monetary units are 10, 50, 100, and 500 coins, and 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 50,000 notes. The exchange rate is approximately KRW 1,220 / USD 1 (as of April 2020). All major credit cards such as American Express, Visa and Master Card are accepted.

VAT & Tipping

Value-Added Tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10% and is included in the retail price. A 10% service charge is already added to your bill so tipping is not expected. It is not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless he assists you with luggage or provides an extra service.

Emergency Contact (24h)

  • Police: 112
  • Fire and Ambulance: 119
  • Medical Emergency:1339

    Business Hours

    Government office hours are usually from 09:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and closed on weekends. Banks are open from 09:00 to 16:00 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Most shops are open from 10:30 to 20:00 through the entire week.

    Weather & Clothing advice

    Weather in Korea on September

    September is moderately wet and cloudy in Seoul. The average temperatures are between 17.2°C (63°F) and 25.6°C (78.1°F) with a drop in humidity that sees it below 70%.

    Clothing Advice

    The autumn in South Korea is usually warm but a bit cold compared to tropical countries in Asia. It is recommended to wear a light pants and thin long sleeve shirt with a light jacket to avoid the cold at night.

    Places to visit & For more information about Seoul

    ❯ Go to Visit Seoul Homepage

    Useful Websites

  • Seoul Convention Bureau: http://www.miceseoul.com/
  • One More Trip (Seoul’s Official Local Tour & Experience): https://www.onemoretrip.net/
  • Korea Tourism Organization: http://www.visitkorea.or.kr


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mofa.go.kr/eng/index.do
  • Korea Immigration Service: http://www.immigration.go.kr/HP/IMM80/index.do
  • Korea Visa Portal: https://www.visa.go.kr