Local Information

Local Information

About Daejeon
Daejeon is geographically located 150 km away from Seoul and the heart of the nation and functions as the nation’s transportation hub. Daejeon is acknowledged to be the science and technology capital of Korea. Explore the city of Daejeon here.

VISA Information
Any foreign visitor wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport. Visitors with confirmed outbound tickets may stay in Korea up to 30 days without visas. Please check the website here and contact the Korea Embassy locally first.

Request of Official Invitation Letter
For those of some countries who require visa, in order to request the invitation letter for visa application, please complete the invitation letter below, return it the Secretariat, rita@icrita.org. The letter will be sent only to presenters with accepted papers. Download the invitation letter here.

Getting to Korea
Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in Korea and serves as the main gateway hub for travelers visiting Korea. Korea’s top airport is none other than Incheon International Airport. The airport consists of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Visit the Incheon Airport website.

Gimpo International Airport located in Seoul handles cargo in addition to providing international and domestic flights. Available international flights include East Asian regions. Visit the Gimpo Airport website.

Early November weather is in the midst of autumn and the best times to travel to Korea, because of offering sunny days with clear blue skies ripe for sightseeing. Temperature is expected to range from 5℃ to 13℃. People enjoy going on a picnic to mountains and parks which are covered with colorful fallen leaves. It is sunny on day and cold at night. You are advised to put on warm coat or sweater for big difference of daily temperature. Relative humidity is 30 – 46%. Visit the Korea Meteorological Administration.

In Korea, outlets for 220 volts 60 Herz are dominant. Always check the power supply here, before using your equipment.

Currency and Credit Cards
The unit of Korean currency is the Won. Foreign currency and traveler’s checks can be exchanged into Korean Won 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 large restaurants. The exchange rate is subject to fluctuation.

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.

The Korean language, like Hungarian, Turkish, Mongolian and Finnish, is classified into the Ural-Altaic language group. Hangeul (the Korean alphabet) is composed of 10 simple vowels and 14 consonants. A group of scholars under the patronage of King Sejong the Great developed this systematic rendition of spoken sound in 1443.