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There are some hospitals where some English is spoken. International clinics at large general hospitals like Jeju National Uni-
versity Hospital and Cheju Halla General Hospital are recommended.

Jeju National University Hospital

  • Aran 13gil 15(Ara-1Dong) Jeju-si, Jeju Self-Governing Province, Korea, 63241
    Website :
    International Clinic Tel : +82-64-717-1654 (English) / + 82-64-717-1935 (Chinese)
    Clinic Hours :
    Please refrain from visiting after 9 p.m. for stability and sound sleep of patients.
    General Ward 11:30~13:30 / 17:00~20:00
    Internal/Surgical Intensive Care Unit 09:00~09:30 / 19:00~19:30
    Infant Intensive Care Unit 09:00~09:30 / 19:00~19:30

Cheju Halla General Hospital

  • 65, Jeju-si Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Korea, 63127
    Website :
    International Clinic Tel : + 82-64-740- 5000

Seogwipo Medical Center

  • 47, Jangsu-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Korea, 697864
    Website :
    International Clinic Tel : +82-64-730-3105 (Emergency +82-64-730-3109)
    Clinic Hours :
    Weekday (Mon~Fri): 08:20 ~ 17:20
    Weekends (Sat, Sun): Emergency room treatment 24 hours shifts of
    total 6 treatment doctors


Value-added tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10% and is included in the retail price. In tourist
hotels, this 10% tax applies to meals and other services and is added into the bill.


Tipping is not a traditional custom in Korea. A 10% service charge will be added to your bill at all tourist restaurants and hotels.
It is also not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless he assists you with luggage or provides an extra service.


The Korean local currency is the Won. Major foreign currencies that can be exchanged at banks, hotels, and the airport include
the US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Euro, and UK Sterling. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops accept major international credit cards
including Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Master Card, and JBC. Foreign-issued ATM cards may have limited use.

Old Bills

10,000 won
(man won)

5,000 won
(ocheon won)

1,000 won
(cheon won)

New Bills

10,000 won
(man won)

5,000 won
(ocheon won)

1,000 won
(cheon won)

50,000 won
(oman won)


500 won
(obaek won)

100 won
(baek won)

50 won
(osip won)

10 won
(sip won)

Traveler’s Checks

Accepted, but may be difficult to change in smaller towns. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to
take Traveler’s check in US Dollars.
The exchange of foreign currencies may be made at Jeju International Airport. [Banking hours: 9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM, From Monday
to Friday]


The electricity supply commonly used in Korea is the 200-volt 60Hz system. Because most newly built hotels and houses have
the 220-volt wiring installed, you are advised to check your electronic equipment beforehand.


Step 01. Determine what time it is in Korea before you call(9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time).
Step 02. Dial 001, the international access code.
Step 03. Dial 82, the country code of Korea.
Step 04. Dial the area code of the city you wish to call with 0 removed.
[Jeju: 64, Daejeon: 42, Busan: 51, Seoul: 2].
Step 05. Dial the remaining digits.

001 (International Access Code) + Country Code + Area Code + Remaining Digits

Ex) Calling Secretariat of the ISPSA 2018, please refer to the following steps; [Tel: +82-44-862-+7962]

Emergency Phone number
1339 : Medical Emergency
119 : Emergencies for Fire, Rescue & Hospital Services
112 : Police
129 : First Aid Services

Business Hours

Government office hours are usually from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays. Banks are open from 9:00 to 16:00 on weekdays. Most stores are open every day from 10:30 to 20:00, including Sundays.


Generally, it’s nice, but the daily temperature range is big in the fall. It can be warm or a bit hot in the daytime, but a little cold at night. So, it is good to prepared by bringing a light jacket.


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Useful Websites

Korea Tourism Organization :
Gateway to Korea :
Seoul Tourism Organization :
Seoul Metropolitan Government :
Korea Immigration Service :
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade :