SEOUL (INCHEON)
INCHEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Updated: 2014/11/17

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Arrival

Arrival flow

  1. 1

    Quarantine

  2. 2

    Immigration

  3. 3

    Baggage Claim

  4. 4

    Customs

Layout

Key to symbols

  • Arrival
  • Departure
  • Connection
  • Security Zone
  • Public Zone
  • Security Zone (no use)
  • Stairs/
    Escalator
  • Toilets
  • Bus
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Taxi
  • Information
  • Train
  • Parking

Concourse

At the 2nd floor concourse, there are Quarantine, and stairs/escalators to underground shuttles. Once you transfer to immigration screening, area via underground shuttle, there are immigration screening, and stairs/escalators to the 1st floor. At the 1st floor baggage claim area, there are baggage claim, customs, airport information counters, currency exchange offices, and the exit to outside.

Arrival regulations

Quarantine

Checks are carried out using infra-red cameras, and there is no need to submit a questionnaire. There are usually no issues with quarantine if you are arriving in Korea directly from Japan.

Immigration

Japanese citizens do not require a visa to enter Korea for sightseeing purposes if the duration of stay is 90 days or less.
Please fill in the required information on the arrivals card handed out on the aircraft, and present it along with your passport to the immigration officer, who will stamp your passport with an arrivals stamp.

  • IMPORTANT
    • During the immigration check, individual travelers will sometimes be required to present documents or samples explaining the reason for entering the country, so please be prepared.
    • Passengers who are deemed by the Korean government to be Korean nationals, or foreigners living in Korea in possession of an alien registration card, are not required to complete an arrivals card.
        Foreign nationals who do not possess alien registration cards are still required to submit an arrivals card.

Customs

All passengers, without exception, must fill out a carried items declaration form (Korean customs declaration form) and hand it in to a customs officer, regardless of whether they have anything to declare*.
If you do not submit a customs declaration, all of your baggage and items in your possession could be opened and searched, and you will be required to pay tax if taxable items are discovered.

* The form is available on board the aircraft. In order to avoid delays upon arrival, please fill out the required information in advance and then detach the completed section and hand it in to a member of staff.

  • IMPORTANT
    • Please ensure that you declare any expensive items you are bringing in. Although they will be tax-exempt, their serial numbers will be recorded in your passport, and checks will be made at departure to ensure that the items are still in your possession.

Quarantine (Animals And Plants)

If you are carrying any kind of plant including seedlings, bulbs, raw fruits, fruits and vegetables, as well as golf clubs or golf shoes, it is necessary to declare them at the plant quarantine station at the time of arrival. If you fail to declare them, you will be fined.

Meat from Japan may not be brought into Korea.

Pets

Prior reservation is necessary if you wish to bring your pet, as the transportation environment within the aircraft needs to be prepared.

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Please also be sure to check with the embassy or quarantine station at your destination for animal quarantine information such as import restrictions and required documentation.

Departure

Departure flow

  1. 1

    Check-in

  2. 2

    Immigration

  3. 3

    Security Check

Layout

Key to symbols

  • Arrival
  • Departure
  • Connection
  • Security Zone
  • Public Zone
  • Security Zone (no use)
  • Stairs/
    Escalator
  • Toilets
  • Bus
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Taxi
  • Information
  • Train
  • Parking

Concourse

At the 3rd floor boarding area, there are check-in counters, Domestic Flight check-in counters, toilets and currency exchange offices. Once you pass through security, there are toilets ,currency exchange offices, immigration control, and stairs/escalators to underground shuttles. After transferring to the 3rd floor Concourse via underground shuttle, there are stairs/escalators to aiirline lounges and KAL Lounge.

Departure regulations

Check-in

Check-in opens 2 hours 50 minutes prior to departure.

Check-in for JAL flights is at K Island on level 3.

After check-in, it takes at least 30 minutes to walk to the departures concourse where the Japan Airlines departure gates are located. Please be sure to allow plenty of time.

Korea City Airport Terminal
Check-in is also available at the City Airport Terminal in the Gangnam district.
  • IMPORTANT
    • If flammable items such as lighters are found inside your luggage at departure, you will be required to remove them. After check-in, please wait near the check-in counter for 5 minutes in case you are required to prove your identity. If you are not called back, please proceed to Immigration. Please be aware that baggage may be refused carriage or damaged when opened for inspection by the security authorities if its owner's identity cannot be verified.

Carry-on baggage

All baggage will be X-rayed before Immigration.

  • IMPORTANT
    • It is forbidden to take more than 100ml of liquid on board the aircraft. (Liquids under 100ml can be taken on board the aircraft inside a transparent plastic bag. One bag per person.)
    • Carriage of spray cans is generally prohibited, but you are allowed one item of up to 500ml as checked baggage if it has passed through airport security.

Immigration

Please show your passport and boarding pass to an immigration officer.

Customs

  • IMPORTANT
    • You do not need to declare currency unless it totals USD10,000 or more (or the equivalent in a foreign currency).

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