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IUMS Daejeon 2020

Visa & Useful Information


All visitors to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport and visa.
Visitors with roundtrip tickets from countries who have a special agreement with Korea may be exempt from the visa requirement, and can stay in Korea visa-free for up to 30 days, or 90 days, depending on the type of agreement between two countries.
Please contact the Korean embassy or a consulate in your country as early as possible.

Application for Visas

To find out if you need visa, please visit the Korea Visa Portal.
For “Purpose of Entry” please select “Short Term Visit”. Under “Eligible applicants or activities allowed”, please check if you can enter the country without a visa, or look for the visa for attending events or meetings and follow instructions for applying for the visa. If you need a more information, we recommend that you visit the website or, operated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade or Immigration Bureau.
※ We strongly advise participants to personally check entry and visa requirements before making travel arrangements as there might be country-specific conditions that you are not aware of. For most accurate information please contact the South Korean embassy/consulate in your home country.

Invitation Letter

The Secretariat of IUMS 2020 will provide an invitation letter to support you in obtaining a visa to enter the Republic of Korea.
The invitation letter can be applied when you register, your registration and full payment are required.

(COVID-19) Isolation Exemption Certificate Notice

The Government of the Republic of Korea may grant an Isolation Exemption Certificate (IEC) in exceptional circumstances where the Government of the Republic of Korea deems there is a significant business, academic, public interests or humane reason for foreign nationals to visit the Republic of Korea on a short-term basis from 1 April 2020.

For academic activities, such as international conferences, you can apply to receive the “Isolation Exemption Certificate” by filling out the application form and submitting it, along with supporting documents, to the Republic of Korea Embassy or Consulate-General in your country. Once your application is approved by the Republic of Korea Embassy or Consulate General, you will be issued the certificate. 
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When you arrive in Korea with the “Isolation Exemption Certificate,” you will be escorted to a separate facility outside of Incheon International Airport for COVID-19 diagnosis testing. The test results will be available in 6 to 24 hours. Any required accommodation during the testing will be provided free of cost.

If the test results are negative, you will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine. However, you will still be subject to “Active Monitoring,” which includes daily submission of health status information via the “Self-Diagnosis App” and answering daily phone calls from the health authorities throughout your stay in Korea.

If the test results are positive, you will be moved to a hospital or designated treatment center for treatment/quarantine, regardless of the Isolation Exemption Certificate. In this case, you will need to pay KRW 1,400,000 (KRW 100,000 daily) for 2 weeks. The cost must be paid before entering the facility, which includes costs for accommodation, meals, etc.

※ It is possible to enter Korea in the same way as above, but unfortunately, if there are those who have already paid the registration fee and are unable to participate, we will refund the registration fee according to the registration fee refund policy. Please contact the secretariat via e-mail ( in this case.

Useful Information

Local Currency

The unit of the Korean currency is Won. Coin denominations are 10, 50, 100, and 500. Banknotes are 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 50,000. The exchange rate is subject to market fluctuations. As of January 2019, the exchange rate is approximately USD 1 to KRW 1,123.


Value Added Tax is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10% and is included in the retail price. In tourist hotels, this 10% tax applies to rooms, meals and other services and is included in the bill.


The average temperature in Daejeon during October ranges between 8°- 21°C, approximately. The season is transitioning from Fall to Winter and the weather can be quite chilly at night and early morning, so it is advisable to pack a light jacket and warm sweaters.


In Korea, most outlets are 220V, 60Hz. Most hotels may provide outlet converters for 110V and 220V however, it may be better to bring a personal power plug adapter/ voltage converter for your convenience.

Emergency Lines

  • Medical Emergency Information Center: 1339
  • Fire and First Aid Emergency Services: 119
  • Police Station: 112
  • Korea Travel Hotline (24/7): 1330 (in Korea) / +82-2-1300 (from overseas)
Useful Websites

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Organized by
National Organizing Committee
Chairman: Sang-Ki Rhee
Address: 27, Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34168, Korea
Business License No.: 732-80-00415
Secretariat of IUMS 2020 Daejeon, Korea
P.O.D Communications, Inc.
#10F, W-building, SKV1 Center, 11, Dangsan-ro 41-gil,
Yongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07217, Korea
Tel: +82-70-4711-3211
Fax: +82-2-325-1719
Scientific Program Email:
Registration Email: