South Korea from October 1 lifts the ban on transit travel through the country for Russian citizens, the Russian consulate in this country reports. “From October 1, the Republic of Korea lifts the ban on transit travel through the country for citizens of the Russian Federation. At the same time, we draw your attention to the fact that the stay in the transit zone of the airport still cannot exceed 24 hours,” the consular section of the Russian Embassy in the Republic writes on Facebook Korea.
Russia and South Korea resumed flights on September 27. Flights are operated from Moscow to Seoul once a week, they can be used by Russians and citizens of South Korea.
The visa-free regime between Russia and South Korea has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Russians need a visa to enter the country.
In 2019, more than 340 thousand Russian citizens visited South Korea, which is 13% more than a year earlier. Seoul Incheon Airport is an important transit hub for many routes to Asia, Australia and New Zealand. From January to August 2020, the airport handled 11.1 million international passengers.