Chinese tourists arrive at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 7, 2023. Cambodia on Tuesday welcomed Chinese flag carrier Air China's inaugural flight to its capital here with a water cannon salute.
Air China flight CA745, carrying some 125 Chinese tourists, arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport from Beijing and received a warm welcome from Cambodia's Tourism Minister Thong Khon and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian as well as other officials. (Photo by Phearum/Xinhua)
BEIJING, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Immigration authorities across China on Monday handled 676,000 exits and entries, hitting a record high since the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Immigration Administration (NIA) said Tuesday.
NIA statistics showed that Monday's figure jumped by 124.2 percent from the average daily entry and exit trips before China downgraded its COVID-19 management on Jan. 8, and accounted for nearly 37 percent of the pre-COVID-19 level.
Land ports with Hong Kong and Macao saw 568,000 entries and exits on Monday, accounting for 84 percent of the daily total and increasing by 39.2 percent from the previous day.
On Monday, normal travel between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong and Macao was fully resumed. ■