All visitors who enter Korea must submit a written baggage declaration to a customs officer upon entry. If a passenger declares non-duty-free articles voluntarily, the declared amount will be accepted and the clearance procedure will be expedited, unless the declared price of articles is questionable.
US $600 per capita from the total dutiable value shall be exempted from imposition of duty. Items that are duty free exemptions are: Liquor, cigarettes, and perfume are 1 bottle (not over 1 liter, US $400 or less in foreign currency) of alcoholic beverages, 200 cigarettes (50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco) and 2 ounces of perfume (about 60㎖), the amounts that exceed duty exemption amount per capita. Also, liquor and cigarettes are only permitted for those over 19 years of age.
Passengers entering Korea who are carrying foreign, Korean currency or checks valued at over US $10,000 must declare it to a customs official.
<Last updated on Jul 30, 2015>