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Useful Information

After Arriving in Korea

Business Hours

Banks
  • - Weekdays: 09:00 - 16:00
  • - Weekends and Public Holidays: Closed

※ Exception: Standard Chartered Bank 09:30-16:30 / EVERRICH Bank 09:00-16:30

Government Offices and Organizations
  • - Weekdays: 09:00 – 18:00
  • - Weekends and Public Holidays: Closed

Post Offices
  • - Weekdays: 09:00 – 18:00
  • - Public Holidays: Closed
  • - Korea Post Website: Korean version, English version

Department Stores
  • - Weekdays: 10:30 - 20:00
  • - Fri-Sun: 10:30 - 20:30

※ Typically, department stores are closed one day a month (usually Mondays). However, closings vary according to each store.

Foreign Exchange Banks in Airports

Incheon International Airport

Upon arrival, inbound travelers can easily convert their money into the local currency at bank branches and money changers located in the airport. The hours and locations vary by bank, so we recommend checking in advance. (Note: Standard hours of money changers are 06:00-21:00 but some locations may operate until 22:00 or 23:00)

Category Shinhan Bank KEB Hana Bank Woori Bank
Services provided General banking, currency exchange, traveler's checks, etc.
Operating hours 09:00-16:00
Location B1F
Transportation Center
B1F
Passenger Terminal West
B1F
Passenger Terminal West
Website www.shinhan.com www.kebhana.com www.wooribank.com
Gimpo International Airport

Upon arrival or before departure, travelers may exchange their currency and take care of other banking needs at the booths available at the airport. The hours and locations vary by bank, so we recommend checking in advance. (Note: Standard hours of money changers are 06:00-21:00 but some locations may operate until 22:00 or 23:00)

Category Shinhan Bank Woori Bank
Services provided General banking, currency exchange, traveler's checks, etc.
Operating hours 09:00-16:00
Location Domestic Terminal 1F - Gate 5 Domestic Terminal 1F - East
Website www.shinhan.com www.wooribank.com

Seoul Public Transportation

Seoul's public transportation system is well known for its cleanness and cheap fare. By using buses and subways, there is practically no place that you cannot reach in Seoul. Fares are based on distance traveled, and the standard fare (up to 10km) is 1,250 won for adults; additional 100 won is charged for every 5 km.

For details, please refer to the homepage of Seoul Transport Operation and Information Service: Click here

Food in Korea

In Korea, there is no end to what people can see and experience, but trying Korean food is on the top of most to-do lists that visitors cannot wait to cross off! The Korea Tourism Organization has chosen the following 14 best dishes that are rated “must-eat” items by locals as well as international visitors. So let’s explore these fourteen bests that are sure to impress you with Korea’s true flavor!

  • Bibimbap
  • Samgye-tang
  • Bulgogi
  • Naengmyeon
  • Kimchi
  • Sundubu-jjigae
  • Mandu
  • Galbi-jjim
  • Jeyuk-bokkeum
  • Pajeon
  • Japchae
  • Gimbap
  • Tteok-bokki
  • Dak-gangjeong

Helpful Contacts

Emergency Call
  • - Police Department Tel: 112
  • - Fire Department Tel: 119
  • - Medical Emergencies Tel: 1339
1330 Korea Travel Hotline
  • - Tel: 1330
  • - Website: www.visitkorea.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • - Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Tourist Complaint Center
Diplomatic Missions in Korea
- Website: www.mofa.go.kr (Korean, English)
LOST 112 (Lost & Found Information)
  • - Tel: 182
  • - Address: 97, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
  • - Website: www.lost112.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Local Telephone Directory (Assistance)
  • - Tel: Local area code + 114
  • - In order to obtain the contact and location information of a business, dial an area code followed by “114” and say the name of the business
BBB Korea (Before Babel Brigade)

Medical Facilities

There are many hospitals where some English is spoken. International clinics at large general hospitals like Severance Hospital, Asan Medical Center or Samsung Medical Center are recommended.

Severance Hospital
  • - 134, Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
  • - Website: www.iseverance.com
  • - International Clinic Tel: +82-2-2228-5800
  • - Inquiries: +82-1599-1004 (Korean)
  • - Clinic Hours: 08:30-17:30 on weekdays / 08:30-12:30 on Saturdays
    On Sundays and public holidays, only emergency services are available.
Asan Medical Center
  • - 388-1, Pungnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • - Website: www.amc.seoul.kr (Korean, English, Japanese)
  • - International Clinic Tel: +82-2-3010-5001 (English)
  • - Inquiries: +82-1688-7575 (Korean)
  • - Clinic Hours: 09:00-16:00 on weekdays
    On weekends and public holidays, only emergency services are available.
Samsung Medical Center
  • - 50, Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • - Website: www.samsunghospital.com
  • - Services available in Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Russia, etc.
  • - International Clinic Tel: +82-2-3410-0200 /0226 (English)
  • - Inquiries: +82-2-3410-3000 (Korean)
  • - Clinic Hours: 09:00-17:00 on weekdays
    On weekends and public holidays, only emergency services are available.
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