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Do I need a Korean visa to self-transfer in Incheon international airport?

Do I need a Korean visa to self-transfer in Incheon international airport?

Old Feb 16, 20, 6:24 am
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Do I need a Korean visa to self-transfer in Incheon international airport?

Hi! I’ll briefly explain my current situation:
-I will fly from Fukuoka airport, Japan to Incheon airport, Korea with Tway Airlines.
-It says “self-transfer” on my ticket.
-I will then have an 8-hour layover in Incheon Airport.
-I have no checked baggage.
-Then I’ll fly from Incheon airport, Korea to Noi Bai airport, Vietnam with Vietjet Air.
-My nationality is Vietnamese.
My question is: Do I need a visa for my layover time, for my self-transferring and to get on board from Incheon airport to Noi Bai airport?
Thank you!

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Old Feb 18, 20, 7:02 pm
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No - there is a new rule: You can "transit for 72 hours visa free" since you are going COUNTRY 1 (Japan) - KOREA - COUNTRY 3 (Vietnam)

Because you are flying VietJet Air - you MUST enter Korea through immigration and customs - because you have to go out and visit the VietJet check in counter to get your boarding pass. Tway and VietJet are both low cost airlines that don't offer any sort of transfer assistance/transfer desk service.

https://www.hikorea.go.kr/pt/InfoDet...showMenuId=375

Check the "No Visa Entry for Foreign Transfer Passengers."
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Old May 29, 20, 4:42 pm
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I’m now in the same situation as this.
Im Cambodian
i fly from MOSCOW - KOREA - PHNOM PENH
but i have self-transfer in korea do I need visa for the layover ?
and TO TO did u need any visa ?
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Old May 30, 20, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by ly ly View Post
I’m now in the same situation as this.
Im Cambodian
i fly from MOSCOW - KOREA - PHNOM PENH
but i have self-transfer in korea do I need visa for the layover ?
and TO TO did u need any visa ?
Corona virus has changed all the rules. Most important: what airline are you flying? One ticket or two?
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