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More than 12m entry, exit trips made during Spring Festival holiday

Updated: Feb 10,2019 9:13 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Border inspection agencies across China have seen more than 12.5 million entry and exit trips made during the week-long Spring Festival holiday that started on Feb 4, an increase of nearly 11 percent than that of last year, the National Immigration Administration (NIA) said on Feb 10.

Inbound trips exceeded 6.22 million, rising by about 9.5 percent than the figure of 2018, while outbound trips increased by nearly 12.5 percent to over 6.31 million, according to the NIA.

Over 7.22 million entry and exit trips during the holiday were made by mainland residents for personal purposes, including traveling and visiting family members, growing by nearly 16 percent year-on-year.

Destinations visited most included Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and the United States, as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the NIA said.