Over 45K arrivals recorded by BI on Easter

April 10, 2023 Hector Lawas 208 views

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) recorded more than 45,000 arrivals on Easter Sunday.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said that more than 33,000 departures were also recorded.

Tansingco said that the increase of arriving passengers is expected at the tail end of the holidays.

“The high number of arriving and departing passengers show that the travel sector is already recovering,” said Tansingco. “We see this as a good sign, and we believe the numbers will continue to rise until the end of the year,” he added.

The BI Chief earlier reported that operations of the BI remained smooth sailing despite the spike in travelers during Holy Week.

A total of 155 immigration officers have been fielded for the week, together with a batch of 36 immigration officers who were deployed after completing their training.

Tansingco commended officers who completed their duties during the holiday season.

“Our officers sacrifice precious time with their loved ones to serve the traveling public.

“Despite the challenges, we are thankful to those who continue their work efficiently and professionally,” he added. By Hector Lawas and Jun I. Legaspi