Ninety-one Sakhalin Koreans returned home on Saturday.
They were forced to relocate to the Russian island, Sakhalin, during Japanese colonial rule and could not return home after Korea's liberation.
Arriving at Incheon international airport on saturday were 21 first-generation Sakhalin Koreans, mostly in their 80s and 90s, and their families.
They are to be quarantined for 10 days due to the COVID-19 situation.
After isolation, they are set to stay at government-provided homes in Ansan and Incheon.
The South Korean government has expanded its repatriation support program for them and a total of 260 Sakhalin Koreans are set to return home in batches until next month.