Reopening of borders: Singaporean travellers entered the most among five countries, 12,923 passports released until 4th April 2022

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PUTRAJAYA APRIL 7: Since the reopening of the international borders on 1st April 2022 a total of 252,730 travellers have entered and exited via the main entry points nationwide.

Director General of Immigration Department of Malaysian, Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud said, the travellers entered Malaysia via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), and KLIA2, Sultan Iskandar Building (BSI) and Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (KSAB) in Johor, Padang Besar in Perlis, Bukit Kayu Hitam (Kedah), Kota Kinabalu International Airport (Sabah) and Kuching International Airport and Sungai Tujuh Entry Point (Sarawak).

Khairul Dzaimee said, from the total 126,392 (arrivals) and 28,301 (departures) are involving Malaysian citizens while 55,121(arrivals) and 42,916 (departures) are foreign travellers.

“The most arrival of travellers from five countries include Singapore (65,165), Thailand (7,841), Indonesia (5,173), India (2,477) and United Kingdom (1,485),” .Khairul Dzaimee said in a statement here today.

The Director General stressed that the highest number of movements among the foreign travellers are recorded at Sultan Iskandar Building (BST) with 160,818), KLIA (38,407), Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (Second Link) –(53,113), KLIA2 (11,712) and Bukit Kayu Hitam (6,980).

Besides that he said, there has been a sudden increase in the release of the Malaysian International Pasports. From 1st until 4th April 2022, 12,923 pasports have been released at all Immigration Offices nationwide and it is expected to continue rising following the people are benefitting from the reopening of borders for travlling abroad and to perform umrah.

Based on the above statistics, the increase in entries and exits of foreigners is 76.4 per cent while the release of pasports is 38.2 per cent compared to the same period in March 2022 before the reopening of international borders. –Malaysia World News

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