BUSAN
GIMHAE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Updated: 2011/12/28

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Arrival

Arrival flow

  1. 1

    Immigration

  2. 2

    Baggage Claim

  3. 3

    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

At the 1st floor immigration screening area, there are Quarantine, toilets , immigration screening. Once you pass through security, there are baggage claim, toilets, customs 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.
Immunization is not required.

Immigration

Immigration checks are rigorous, and individual travelers (but not sightseeing groups) may 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

    Security check

  3. 3

    Immigration

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

At the 2nd floor boarding area, there are JAL ticket counters, toilets and airport information counters. Once you pass through boarding area, there are security, immigration control, toilets and stairs/escalators to KAL Lounge.

Departure regulations

Check-in

Check-in opens 2 hours prior to departure.
The check-in counters are located on level 2 of the international terminal. Please present your passport and airline ticket to check in.

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.

* In accordance with Korean government guidelines, as of August 1, 2006, it is no longer necessary for departing passengers to submit a departures card.

Customs

You must obtain permission from the Cultural Heritage Administration if you wish to take cultural assets such as antique art items and antiques out of the country.
Please show any items that were checked on arrival to a customs officer and carry out departure procedures.

  • 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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