Passport and Visa
Foreigners wishing to visit the Republic of Korea should obtain a valid passport. Visitors from certain countries with confirmed round-trip-tickets can stay for 30 days without visas. However, visitors from other countries should obtain entry visas before coming to Korea. Please contact your local embassy to apply for any required visa well in advance. For more information, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mofa.go.kr.
Invitation letter will be issued to any ISMSC-2016 registrants upon request. However, we are unable to send you an invitation letter to apply for a visa prior to receipt of your registration form and full payment of fees. Invitation letter does not imply any financial support by ISMSC-2016 organizing committee.
Time Zone & Business Hours
Korean time is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+9). Business hours for banks are generally from 09:00 to 16:00 on weekdays only. Banks are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. ATMs are widely available. Major department stores are open from 10:30 to 20:00, Tuesday through Sunday, but smaller shops tend to open earlier and close later every day.
Currency & Exchange
The Korean currency unit is the WON (indicated ₩). Bank notes are ₩50,000, ₩10,000, ₩5,000, ₩1,000 bills and coin denominations are ₩500, ₩100, ₩50, ₩10. One US dollar is about ₩1,100 (as of May in 2015). Money can be exchanged at Incheon International Airport, banks, and hotels. Visa, Master, American Express, and Diners Club credit cards are accepted here.
The Organizing Committee of ISMSC-2016 will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to conference participants, either during or as a result of the conference or during all tours. It is, therefore, recommended that participants arrange their own personal health, accident and travel insurance.
Transportation in Seoul
Please find maps of subway and bus lines from following link.
The Organizing Committe will provide wireless internet access during conference hours.
Disabled Access and Special Assistance
Please notify us if you have any special requirements or need assistance.
July is a middle of rainy season in Korea. The temperature is between 25 °C and 35 °C.
Restaurants around The K-Hotel
Information for Restaurants in Hotel: http://www.thek-hotel.co.kr/e_seoul/restaurants/sub3.asp#none
119: Emergencies for Fire / Rescue & Hospital Services
129: First Aid Patients
1330: Travel Information Center
1339: Medical Emergency
Incheon Airport : http://www.airport.kr/eng/