WHO-FIC Network Annual Meeting 2018, Korea

From Monday 22 to Saturday 27 October, 2018


Seoul Information

  • Climate

    Autumn arrives in early October when the air currents shift back to the crisp northerlies. The weather is a dry climate that offers blue skies, sunny days and comfortable temperatures ranging from 15°C in the north and in highlands, to 26°C in the southern regions. Fall has the advantage of the wonderful displays of foliage in the Korean forests.
  • Currency

    The currency of Republic of Korea is "won(₩)" or "KRW(Korean Republic Won)". It comes in conis of KRW 10, KRW 50, KRW 100 and KRW 500, and bills of KRW 1,000, KRW 5,000, KRW 10,000 and KRW 50,000. The exchange rate is approximately USD 1 to KRW 1,100 as of May 2018.
  • Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

    Automated Teller Machine (ATM) are in operation 24 hours a day. Most large stores, hotels, and restaurants in Korea accept major international credit cards. However, it is advisable to carry some cash since some smaller establishments and stores may not accept credit cards.
  • International Calls

    The International dialling code in Seoul, Korea is +82(country code)-2(area code). Please skip the (0) when dialling from overseas.
  • Tipping

    Tipping is not customary in Korea.
    Sometimes, expensive restaurants and luxury hotels may add a service charge of 10%
  • Business Hour

    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 weekends. Most shops are open from 10:00 to 22:00 through the entire week.
  • Electricity

    In Korea, 220V outlets are most common. Some hotels provide 110V outlets for shavers.
    Please check the power supply before use.
  • Taxi

    taxi translation
    Taxi Basic charge Driving rate Time rate Night premium
    Standard Taxi KRW 3,000
    KRW 1,00
    (Per 142m)
    KRW 100
    (Per 35sec)
    Deluxe Taxi KRW 5,000
    KRW 2,00
    (Per 164m)
    KRW 200
    (Per 39sec)

    Distance Charge (based on standard taxi)

    Incheon International Airport
    Incheon International Airport to Meeting Venue(Imperial Palace Seoul)
    Average Charge Time Distance
    KRW 60,000 90min 75km
    Gimpo International Airport
    Gimpo International Airport to Meeting Venue(Imperial Palace Seoul)
    Average Charge Time Distance
    KRW 25,000 50min 30km