Border authorities record big surge in travelers

Updated: Jun 12, 2024 By YANG ZEKUN chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Border inspection authorities nationwide inspected a total of 5.75 million crossings made by Chinese and foreign travelers during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival this year, which fell on June 8 to 10, the National Immigration Administration said on Tuesday.

This represents a 45.1 percent increase compared to the same period last year. The peak single-day travel occurred on June 8, with nearly 1.98 million entries and exits, it said.

Among these, mainland residents made 2.47 million crossings, a 25.4 percent year-on-year increase. Residents of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan made 2.78 million crossings, marking a 66.1 percent year-on-year increase. Foreigners made 507,000 entries and exits, a 57 percent increase from the previous year.

Additionally, 238,000 inbound and outbound airplanes, ships, trains, and vehicles were inspected during the holiday, a 35.2 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

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