Getting travel insurance in your country prior to visiting Korea is recommended.
Insurance is also available at the Incheon International Airport.
GBCC shall not be responsible for and shall be exempted from all liabilities in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person, or his/her luggage or any property for any reason whatsoever, for tourist services provided.
Currency: Won (￦)
Currently exchanged at the rate of approximately 1,200 Won to the US Dollar.
For the latest exchange rate, please visit Currency Converter – www.xe.com
10,000 / 5,000 / 1,000 / 100 won are most frequently used in everyday life.
KRW 50,000 (oman won)
KRW 10,000 (man won)
KRW 5,000 (ocheon won)
KRW 1,000 (cheon won)
Equiv. to $50
Equiv. to $10
Equiv. to $5
Equiv. to $1
KRW 500 (obaek won)
KRW 100 (baek won)
KRW 50 (osib won)
KRW 10 (sib won)
Equiv. to ￠50
Equiv. to ￠10
Equiv. to ￠5
Equiv. to ￠1
Major international credit cards such as Visa and Master are commonly acceptable at most hotels,
department stores, restaurants, and shops.
Restaurants and shops generally display signs indicating what cards they accept.
Tipping & VAT
Tipping is not a traditional Korean Custom.
A 10% service charge is added to your bill at all tourist hotels and tips are not expected.
It is not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless he assists you with luggage or provides extra service.
Tax refunds for non-residents and foreigners: click here.
CDMA cellular system is widely used in Korea. SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ provide SIM Card roaming services to allow you to use GSM Subscription in Korea. At the Incheon Airport, you can rent a special CDMA Cellular phone which accepts your SIM Card.