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2021 KAPAPD-APAPARI Joint Congress

2021 KAPARD-APAPARI Joint Congress
Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and respiratory Disease
The Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology & Immunology
Date : May 20(Thu) ~ 22 (Sat), 2021
Venue : Swiss Grand Hotel, Seoul, Korea

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Currency & Banking

The unit of currency is Korean Won (KRW), expressed as ₩.
₩ denominations are ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500.
Bank notes are ₩1,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000 and ₩50,000.
December, 2020, the exchange rate is approximately ₩1,080 for $1 (USD).


Currency exchange
Foreign banknotes can be exchanged at most banks and other authorized moneychangers.

Banking hours
09:00 - 16:00, Monday through Friday

Credit Card

Visa, and MasterCard are accepted at almost all retail outlets, but Diners Club and American Express may only be accepted at major hotels, shops and restaurants in the larger cities. Check with your credit card company for details on merchant acceptance and other available services.

Electricity

Outlets for 220 Volts/60Hz are mostly used in Korea. In order to convert the power into 110 volts please contact the hotel housekeeping and current transformer will be available.(Type F or C electrical outlet)

Business Hours

Government office hours are usually from 9am to 6pm on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Banks are open from 9:00am to 4:00pm on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Major department stores are open every day from 10:30am to 8pm including Sundays.

Time Difference

Korea is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9) and does not observe daylight savings time. http://www.worldtimeserver.com/time_converter.aspx

Tip & Tax
Tip
Tipping is not regularly practiced in Korea. Service charges are often included in the bill for rooms, meals, and other services at hotels and upscalee restaurants.

Tax
Upon request, visitors can receive VAT refunds of about 10 percent for purchases at "Duty Free Shopping" outlets. Goods must be taken out of Korea within three months of purchase to be eligible for a tax refund. Only foreign tourists in Korea can apply for this tax refund. Visitors can receive refund on receipts with a minimum purchase amount of KRW 50,000 (around US$ 50). To receive VAT refund, present refund eligible receipts together with purchased goods at the customs desk at the airport on your day of departure. The customs desk/Cash Refund Office in front of the Airport Duty Free Shop.




Emergency Dial Number
  • Police : 112 / Fire & Ambulance : 119
  • ※ These services are available 24 hours.

Useful Website

ⓒ Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Disease
  • President, Organizing Committee : Soo-Jong Hong
  • Business License No. : 213-82-08787
Congress Secretariat [The Within]

[04038] 5F, Samgyeong Bldg., #100-20, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea