What NOT to Pack for Your Korea Trip: List of Prohibited Items

What NOT to Pack for Your Korea Trip: List of Prohibited Items

Below you’ll find the list of things that you must not pack for your Korea trip, but one thing you should have is a reliable pocket Wifi! You can get the best option here.

The Rundown

  • Effective June 1, 2019, items like canned goods and beef jerky are prohibited to be brought in to South Korea under the the Contagious Animal Diseases Prevention Act.

  • Individuals who will carry any restricted item/s must report to the Quarantine Office. Those who will fail to comply run the risk of paying a fine of up to ₩10,00,000 (around ₱445,000 or $8,650).

  • Other items that you should not pack for your Korea trip are egg-based and dairy products.

  • However, you’re encouraged to get a Wifi egg to stay connected! If you haven’t booked yet, you can check the price and availability here.

Also read: Visit Seoul: Travel Guide to Myeongdong, Itaewon, & More

What you should NOT pack for your Korea trip

In accordance with the Contagious Animal Diseases Prevention Act, the following items are restricted to be brought in by individuals who will enter Korea:

  • Animals, such as dogs, cats, birds, etc.

  • Livestock Products, such as beef, pork, chicken, duck, sausage, ham, beef jerky, canned meat, boiled meat, milk, beef tallow processed products (curry), etc.

  • Animal Products, like Antlers, bones, feathers, etc.

  • Dairy Products, like milk, cheese, butter, etc.

  • Egg and Egg Products , including chicken eggs, bird eggs, egg whites, egg powder, etc.

  • Pet food, snacks, vitamins, etc.

Those who will bring in any of the prohibited items (or similar) must report to the Quarantine Office at the airport or seaport. Those who will fail to comply may be fined a fee of up to ₩10,00,000 (around ₱445,000 or $8,650).


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KOREA TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Already packing for your flight to Korea? To make your trip enjoyable, consider booking the following Korea travel essentials:

  1. [Tourist Card] Discover Seoul Pass

  2. [Transport Card] South Korea Railplus

  3. [Theme Park Combo] Everland Shuttle Transfer


Reference

To see the Embassy’s full notice on the list of prohibited items to bring to Korea, click here.

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