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Forests for peace and wellbeing 28th   Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission and 4th Asia-Pacific Forestry Week June 17-21, 2019 Incheon, Republic of Korea

Culture

Currency

The won (symbol: ₩ or code: KRW) is the currency of Republic of Korea and there are 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 50,000 won notes. There are 10, 50, 100 and 500 won coins as well.

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Weather

Republic of Korea's climate is typically temperate with four distinct seasons.

[June] Favourable weather conditions - warmer temperatures and minimal rainfall - make June an excellent time of year to visit South Korea.
Especially if you are planning on enjoying the country's great outdoors and exploring Seoraksan, Jirisan, Songnisan and the other National Parks.

With rainfall low and comfortable temperatures - that average 20-22°C - it is warm enough to sport a t-shirt, but not too warm to feel hot and clammy and in need of an air-conditioned sanctuary!

Electricity and Voltage

The standard voltage in Republic of Korea is 220 volts (and 60 Hertz, or cycles), and the outlet has two round holes.

SIM card Purchase (Korea SIM card)

It is possible to purchase SIM cards from the major retail stores, convenience stores or from the website of the respective service providers. This service is cheaper than roaming phones, therefore preferred communication service by a large number of business travelers.

Duty Free Allowance

For items that are taxable, 600 $ per capita from the total dutiable value shall be exempted from imposition of duty tax. For amounts that exceed the duty exemption, duty on the amount over will be charged per capita.

- 1 caron of cigarettes (20 cigarettes, 50 cigar or 250 grams of tobacco)

- 2 ounces of Perfume (about 60ml)

Helpful Contacts

  • Republic of Korea Travel Hotline
    One-stop helpline available as a public service for local and international travelers
    Tel: +82-2-1330
    * English, Japanese, Chinese available
  • BBB Republic of Korea(Before Babel Brigade)
    Free Interpretation service
    www.bbbkorea.org/global/eng/
    Tel: +82-2-1588-5644
    * 19 languages available
  • Incheon International Airport Travel Information Centre
    Location: Arrivals Gate F 1F
    Operating hours: 07:00-22:00
    Tel: +82-32-743-2600~3
    * English, Japanese, Chinese available
  • Gimpo International Airport Tourist Information Centre
    Location: Normal Area 1F, Center
    Operating hours: 10:00~22:00
    Tel: +82-2-2660-2486~7
    * English, Japanese, Chinese available
  • Diplomatic Missions in Republic of Korea
    www.mofa.go.kr
    * English available
  • Emergency Calls
    Police Department: 112
    Fire Department: 119
    The Korean emergency services have simple English-language guidelines or interpreters available.

* The information above sourced by Republic of Korea Tourism Organization

Republic of Korea Forest Service, Government Complex-Daejeon Bldg. 1, 189 Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon, Republic of KoreaTEL : 82-42-481-4077 FAX : 82-42-481-8884

E-MAIL : AP-Forestry-Week@fao.org / apfw2019@korea.kr

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW 2019) will be held in Songdo Convensia Convention Center, Incheon, Republic of Korea on 17-21 June 2019.
It will be one of the largest and most important forestry gatherings in the Asia-Pacific region in 2019.

"Forests for peace and wellbeing" is the overall theme of APFW 2019, which reflects the positive dimensions of forestry and suggests the need to proactively integrate forestry into the wider context of environment, society, and sustainable development, under which economic, social, human and cultural dimensions are considered in a holistic manner.

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