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Check-in at airline counter
Passengers arriving at the passenger terminal building shall first go to the airline’s counter for check-in.
All items other than those allowed onboard smaller than 55 x 40 x 20 cm (total of 115 cm and lighter than 10 kg) shall be dropped at the check-in counter.
Any prohibited item that may threaten air security and safety shall not be included in the luggage checked at the counter. Refe.
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Any checked luggage found to contain a suspicious item in the x-ray scan shall be subject to be open search in the presence of the owner.
Items prohibited onboard for air safety and security
Be sure to keep these in mind when packing for travel!
We strongly recommend carrying as few personal items as possible for safety. Especially make sure that you carry only one small carry-on bag in the cabin that can be put into the stowage bin. In addition, be sure to have a label with your name, address, and destination clearly legible on both inside and outside of the carry-on bag.
Do not put valuable items such as laptop, camcorder, camera, jewelry, and antiques in the checked luggage - carry them in the carry-on bag or with you. The airline or airport authorities shall not be held liable for loss or damage of such items or cash, valuables, contract document, dissertation, medication, etc.
Each airline applies different criteria for weight and dimensions; thus, make sure your luggage does not exceed the criteria and pack it to prevent any damage to it or its content. The airline shall be notified in advance of special items such as bicycle or surfboard or animal so that they can be transported safely under appropriate procedures in a timely manner.
Generally, flights to the Americas apply limits to the number of items, whereas those to other areas apply limits to weight. Check your flight route and ticket class.
Items prohibited in the cabin
Items such as a multipurpose knife (MacGyver knife), cutter knife, scissors, fruit knife, and golf club are to be contained in the checked luggage as they are prohibited in the cabin.
Items prohibited in the checked luggage
Items such as lighter, e-cigarette, and power bank need to be carried with you in the cabin due to risk of explosion. Only one lighter is allowed per passenger.
A power bank with capacity of more than 160Wh is prohibited in both cabin and checked luggage -- contact the airline if you need to carry such item
Lithium (ion) batteryAn extra lithium (ion) battery for camera, laptop, or mobile device shall be insulated at the poles to prevent short circuit, and up to 5 extra batteries with capacity of less than 100Wh can be carried per passenger. Each airline operates different criteria for more additional batteries or capacity; thus, the best way is to consult in advance the airline you are flying.Generally, up to 2 batteries with capacity of 100Wh~160Wh can be in the cabin, but those bigger than 160Wh are not allowed.
Calculating the power capacity (Wh) of power bank: Voltage (V) x Ampere hour (Ah)Ex) 10000mAh, 3.6V For a power bank : 3.6 x 10 = 36Wh
Passengers of an international flight shall make a customs declaration for any item requiring declaration to the customs.
Items tax-exempted upon entry under the condition of taking back upon returning to the country where the passenger resides (Tariff will be levied for the items while they are still in the country)
Valuable items such as video camera, golf club, luxury watch, fur clothing, musical instrument, and jewelry that the passenger used while traveling and he/she wants to bring in upon entry (Any item brought in without a carry-out confirmation of the customs director shall be subject to tariff.)
Items carried out for export business and which require a boarding confirmation by the customs - Export is not acknowledged without a boarding confirmation, and customs refund may not be applied.
Any payment means such as cash and traveler’s check exceeding USD10,000 shall require the prior approval of the governor of the Bank of Korea
Items not allowed to be carried outside of Korea
Narcotics, anti-psychotic drug or its related (by)product
Antique or cultural asset not allowed to be carried outside of Korea as per the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act
Forged, modified, or fake item such as bank note, bill, and bond
Be sure to take off your jacket and put all personal effects in the basket while waiting for the smoothest security check.
Personal effects such as jacket, tote bag, and purse as well as mobile device, wallet, coins, and keys need to be put in the basket.
Walk through the door-type metal detector as per the guidance of the security agent.
No need to be surprised at the alarm (if any) as you can be safely scanned as determined by the agent. Be sure to cooperate with the agent.
Upon completing the x-ray scan, pick up all your items and go to the boarding gate.
There may be an additional search/scan to check for any item prohibited on board -- please cooperate with the agent.
All departing passengers shall present their passport and boarding pass for departure clearance (emmigration).
Present both passport and boarding pass to the security guard at the entry of Departures for ID check.
A Korean citizen shall have a passport issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in order to travel outside of Korea.
2 passport-sized photographs, Social registration ID (a copy of resident registration certificate for a resident of a different administrative district), Passport application, International travel approval of the Commissioner of the Military Manpower Administration in the area where the applicant resides (if the applicant has not completed military service)
Entry visa of destination (VISA)
An entry visa is required from the embassy of the destination country.
This is not a requirement if the destination country has a Visa Waiver Program with Korea.
Passengers shall enter the security conveyor belt in sequence after clearing the ID check.