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  • Ari Ketola

Greetings from Korea

This week Airport College International held several meetings with Sharp Aviation K in their Incheon Airport offices. Despite the COVID-19 and the war in Europe, their aviation business shows growth and they see positive business potential in different sectors of the aviation industry. We are proud to continuously support this development with our online eLearning and reporting services.

It had been a while since the last face-to-face meeting and it was nice to be able to meet people in person again.

Pertti Mero and Ari Ketola with Sharp Aviation K Training, SMS, Safety & Security team members.

Incheon Airport Prepares to Handle Tourism Rebound

During the first half of this year, the airport saw an increase in inbound travellers from Southeast Asia, the Americas and Europe. Meanwhile, travel from China went down due to the country's current COVID restrictions.

By the end of this year, the Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) expects to see 24 million international passengers, which yields an estimated average of 66,000 daily trips, which would signify a recovery of up to 35 percent of 2019's 70.58 million.

Incheon is the Second Busiest Air Cargo Airport in the World

Incheon International Airport moved up a notch to become the second busiest air cargo airport in 2021, according to Airports Council International (ACI) World. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) retained the top airport of international air cargo in 2021.

Now it's a Good Time to Visit Korea Again

Korea has taken several steps in easing its entry restrictions for international travellers. This is the checklist which we were following before entering the country:

  • A negative pre-departure Covid-19 PCR Test 48-hours or a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) 24-hours before entry to South Korea.

  • A valid Q-Code. You are required to register the vaccination history through the Quarantine COVID-19 Defence (Q-Code) System before your trip.

  • K-ETA (for visa-free visitors). Visa-free passport holders must check for their eligibility and apply for a K-ETA in advance to be able to enter South Korea.

  • After entering Korea you must take a new PCR test within three days after arrival.

We had no difficulty with these requirements and had a very smooth and positive experience entering and leaving Korea - it works well!

Best regards,



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