The 12th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications

Tips for Travelers to Korea


Ulsan’s weather in December marks the early winter season. Temperatures are expected to range from -4℃ to 10℃. It is very dry and windy; December precipitation is likely to reach 1 mm over 4 rainy days. There is a chance of snow.


The standard voltage in Korea is 220 volts at 60 Hertz, and the outlet has two round holes. You can purchase a multi-voltage travel adapter at the airport, retail stores, or convenience stores.

Currency and Credit Cards

The unit of Korean currency is Won (₩). Foreign currency can be exchanged into Korean Won (KRW) at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers. Credit cards, including VISA, American Express, Diners Club, Master Card and JCB, are accepted at major hotels, department stores, and restaurants.

Tax and Tipping

Value Added Tax (VAT) is levied on most goods at a standard rate of 10%. In major tourist spots, a 10% VAT plus a 10% service charge is added to the bills. Tipping is not necessary in hotels or taxis.

WiFi Service

Internet service is often provided in public places such as airports, train stations, and bus terminals in Korea. Fast food restaurants, cafes, or stores are also good places to access to WiFi. It is of course available on site during the conference.

Travel Insurance

The organizers take no liability for personal injuries or loss or damage to property belonging to the participants, either during or as a result of the event. Participants are advised to take out proper travel and health insurance before leaving their home country.

Korea Travel Hotline & Complaint Center

Operated by the Korea Tourism Organization, this is a toll-free helpline offering tourist information and interpretation services that also serves as a tourism complaint center. It is available in various languages including English, Japanese, and Chinese. Call 1330 for any travel problem or visit the tourist complaint center, here.