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  • Prohibited & Restricted Items

    All items entering or leaving Korea must go through inspection. Some items are strictly prohibited in all places and at all times, while others are restricted only on board a flight. Also, animals, animal products, plants, fruits and soil may be quarantined, depending on their origin, description, and condition.

  • For detailed information:

    Korea Customs Service
    Incheon International Airport
    Animal & Plant Quarantine Agency: http://www.qia.go.kr/ (Korean, English)

  • Animal Quarantine

    All live animals and animal products entering Korea must be accompanied by valid quarantine or heat treatment certificates issued by the country of departure. All import animals and animal products must be declared and inspected upon arrival. Cloven-hoofed animals and their products, which are shipped from import-restricted areas, will be sent back or destroyed. For detailed information on animal quarantine, please contact the Animal, Plant and Fisheries Quarantine and Inspection Agency or the airport quarantine office.
    Tel) +82-31-467-1700

    Animal Quarantine: 82-32-740-2660 Export/Import Animal Quarantine: 82-32-752-1271~2 Export/Import Pets Quarantine:: 82-32-740-2660~2 Export/Import Livestock Product Quarantine: 82-32-740-2642~3, 2636, 2646
     

  • Plant Quarantine

    Plants, fruits (esp. mangos, oranges, papayas, etc.), vegetables, seeds, orchids, nursery stock, cut flowers, soil and items of a similar nature must be described in No. 3 on the back of the Customs Declaration Form, and be declared upon arrival.

     

    Restricted Imports

    Fresh fruits, including mangos, oranges, papayas, cherries, and fruit vegetables
    Various types of nursery stock (apples, grapes, pears, pines, etc.)
    Walnut fruits, kernels, rice seeds, etc.
    Soil or plants with soil
    live pathogenic bacterium and vermin (Includes pet insects)
    For detailed information on plant quarantine, please contact the Animal, Plant and Fisheries Quarantine and Inspection Agency or the airport plant quarantine office.
    Portable Plant Quarantine: 82-32-740-2077
    Freight Plant Quarantine (화물식물 검역 관련): 82-32-740-2074



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