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BI issues new travel cards for international passengers

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Travelers line up in the immigration area inside the renovated Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1, Pasay City, December 16, 2014. — BW FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Thursday, July 12, in a statement it has started issuing new arrival and departure cards for international passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

BI officer-in-charge Deputy Commissioner Marc Red Mariñas was cited in the statement as saying “the old arrival and departure card (were) phased out due to observations that it did not provide sufficient information about a traveler who enters or leaves the country.”

He disclosed: “[T]he distribution of the new travel cards to the different airlines commenced last July 1.” — Dane Angelo M. Enerio