GENERAL INFORMATION

MEETING INFORMATION ABOUT HCV2019

Name of Meeting 26th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses (HCV2019)
Date of Meeting October 5th - 8th, 2019
Venue COEX
513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164, South Korea
https://www.coexcenter.com/
Official Language of Meeting English
Hosted by The Organizing Committee of HCV 2019
Meeting Organizer The Organizing Committee of HCV 2019
#1711, Hanshin Building, 12 Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea, 04175
Tel: +82-2-373-1005 / Fax: +82-2-373-1106
E-mail: hcv2019@hbni.co.kr

USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT KOREA

Language

Korean

Time Time Difference

Korea is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Meant Time (GMT +9) and does not observe daylight savings time.

Weather in October

TEMPERATURE 13°C 55°F
HIGH TEMPERATURE 18°C 64°F
LOW TEMPERATURE 7°C 45°F
SUNSHINE HOURS 7hrs
RAINFALL 52mm

Currency and Foreign Exchange

The unit of Korean currency is the Korean Won (₩). Coin denominations are ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500. Banknotes are ₩1,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000 and ₩50,000.
(*approximate exchange rate: ₩1,150/US$1.00)

Electricity

The electricity supply commonly used in Korea is the 220-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.

Tip & Tax

Service charges are included in your bill for rooms, meals, and other services at hotels and upscale restaurants. Koreans occasionally do tip when they are especially pleased with the service they receive. Foreign tourists can receive nearly 10 % VAT refunds for purchases at Duty Free shops. Goods must be taken out of Korea within three months of purchase to be eligible for a tax refund. Visitors can receive a refund on a receipt for a minimum purchase of KRW 50,000 (around USD 43). To receive this refund, present receipts with the purchased goods at the customs clearance desk at Incheon International Airport when departing.

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