The 5th Seoul International Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism
27-30 April, Seoul, Korea
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Visas & Customs Currency / Credit card Time Difference
Foreign nationals entering Korea are generally required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa. However, many permitted visa-free entry for a limited time under certain conditions.
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The unit of currency in Korea is the South Korean Won(KRW). The exchange rate as of 25 February 2016 is USD 1.00=KRW 1,240. Foreign currency may be exchanged at banks during normal business days as well as at the airport and hotels. Exchange rates are set daily by each bank. Credit Cards, e. g. VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club, are all widely accepted. Local time in Korea 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 19:30, including Sundays, but smaller shops tend to open earlier and close later every day.
Electricity Climate Shopping
The power supply in Korea is 220 volts.
Overseas delegates bringing laptop computers and other electrical appliances are advised to check whether a transformer is required.
Korea's climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate standpoint and a monsoon climate from a precipitation standpoint. The climate of Korea is characterized by four distinct seasons: Spring, summer, fall and winter.
For the period of 27 - 30 April in recent years, the weather in Busan has had a mean temperature of 15°C, with an average high of 19.0°C and an average low of 8°C
Korea is known as a shoppers' paradise, offering a great variety of items at reasonable prices. Tourists may purchase many necessities and souvenir items at any of the hundreds of shops in department stores and shopping arcades in Seoul as well as major cities throughout the country.
Popular shopping items include jewelry, ginseng, silk, antique chests, ceramics, lacquerware, brassware, embroidery and many more unique Korean products
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Korean Endocrine Society Secretariat of SICEM 2017
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