I'm a Chinese citizen with Japan one-time tourist visa. I booked two tickets to go home, Okinawa to Seoul (Incheon Airport) and Seoul (Incheon Airport) to Dalian.

Do I need a South Korean visa to transfer between my flights?

  • @k2moo4 I disagree. The suggested duplicate concerns different circumstances and the answer relies on a dead link contained in the question. It isn't possible to answer this question with the information available at that one. – phoog Jan 15 '19 at 13:00

Per TIMATIC, the database used by airlines;

TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for Passengers transiting through Seoul (ICN) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

However, with separate tickets, the check-in staff will likely treat Seoul as your final destination, and thus deny you boarding without a visa.

On what airline is your Naha-Seoul flight? You need to contact the handling agent in Naha for that airline.

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