Far Eastern Customs Administration

The luggage of nearly 2,000 passengers on flights to China will be cleared by Sakhalin customs officers in 2024

Published: April 12, 2024 09:35

In Q1 2024 In Q1 2024 almost 2 thousand passengers crossed the border of Sakhalin Oblast to and from Harbin (PRC).

 International scheduled services from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to China  resumed in June  2023 after the removal of  covid restrictions. Flights to Harbin were operated twice a week, and once a week during the winter period.

The flights to Harbin were operated twice a week, and once a week during the winter period

In 2023, 4 685 passengers crossed the border on the Chinese direction. This year on Sakhalin passenger traffic is expected to grow due to the opening of new destinations. Thus, at the end of April it is planned to launch a weekly direct flight from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Phuket (Thailand). Given the popularity of the route, a large board with a capacity of 440 seats will operate in this direction. In the middle of May, customs officers are preparing to clear  flights from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Beijing (Dasin). This direction will also be regular, the aircraft is ready to carry 128 passengers

– For the convenience of passengers it was decided to use additional areas of the existing airport terminal for customs operations in respect of goods transported by individuals, – said Galina Kalinina, acting head of the customs post of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport. – Already completed is the re-equipment of the federal hall on the second floor, where X-ray machines are installed and the customs control zone will be located. For arrivals, the two existing halls located on the first floor will be used.

For arrivals, the two existing halls will be used

Passengers on flights from China have repeatedly violated regulations when moving alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and currency. Sakhalin Customs recommends that tourists familiarize themselves with the rules of goods movement before traveling abroad. Individuals have the opportunity to fill in a passenger customs declaration electronically on the website of the Federal Customs Service before departure. There you can also find information on the rules for moving goods. In addition, information is posted on stands before entering the customs control zone


      Yulia Zhdakhina

Sakhalin Customs spokesperson


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