The official unit of the Korean currency is the Won (KRW). The exchange rate of 1 USD is equivalent to approximately KRW 1,180 (as of June 10, 2019). Currency exchange services are available at banks, airports and major hotels. Tipping is not expected in most restaurants and hotels.
The climate of Korea is characterized by four distinct seasons: spring (warm), summer (hot), fall (cool), and winter (cold).
Cold winds sweep into Korea from late November to mid-March, resulting in cold, dry weather, and strong winds. The highest temperatures at the end of November is 10°C (50°F), but can drop below -10°C.
Korea is in the Korean Standard Time (KST) Zone: GMT +9 hours
The country code of Korea for international inbound calls is 82, and the area code for Seoul is 02.
To make international calls to the Seoul area, please dial 82 2 + phone number.
To make calls to the Seoul area from other areas in Korea and from mobile phones using Korean service providers, please dial 02 + phone number.
For international outbound calls from Korea, 001, 002 or 00700 should be dialed first followed by the appropriate country code.
|Emergencies for Fire, Rescue & Hospital Services||+82-119|
|Information on diseases or to report infectious disease cases (COVID-19)||+82-1345|