The information on the website is for reference only. Please check with the corresponding airline/institution/facility for accuracy.
All passengers (nationals and foreigners) entering from another country are subject to quarantine inspection.
In the case of entry with animals or animal by-products, you must visit the Animal and Plant Quarantine Inspection Agency Headquarters to submit the quarantine inspection approval form from the origin country and be inspected.
Quarantining of Marine Products
Travelers carrying live fish, shellfish, and crustaceans, or frozen/refrigerated abalones, oysters, shrimp, etc., must check the appropriate boxes on the Traveler Declaration Form and submit all marine products for quarantine to the quarantine officer.
Items sensitive to infectious aquatic life diseases (includes 21 different kinds, e.g. white spot disease [WSD]) require the pertinent travelers to submit a
Quarantine Certificate of Export Country issued by the country of export.
Those that fail to report marine life in possession shall be fined up to KRW 1 million.
Heated or dried marine products are not subject to quarantine.
Items Requiring Quarantine
Live marine life
(includes fish, shellfish, crustaceans, etc.)
Frozen/refrigerated abalones, oysters, and shrimp
Items Prohibited from Importation
Live marine life suspected of being used for cultivation
or designated quarantine products used for cultivation
(frys, spats, eggs, etc.)
How to declare
Fill out the declaration form
Check the corresponding boxes on the Traveler Declaration Form
Fill out the Declaration for Import Aquatic Creature Quarantine for Hand-carried Baggages
Make an oral report to the officer in charge of aquatic creature quarantine
Visit the website of the Products Quality Management Service for the further details of fishery product inspection.