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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 16: Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Border Affairs Major General Faisal Al-Sineen has affirmed success of the concerted efforts exerted by the Directorate General for Airport Security, Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Customs Department throughout the month of January, to ensure smooth exit and entry procedures for passengers at Kuwait International Airport.
In a press statement, Al-Sineen disclosed the statistics on passenger movement at the airport showed that the total number of arrival passengers reached 513,030 and those who left the country totaled 462,957 while the overall number of passengers was 975,987.
From Jan 1-31, a total of 190,660 Kuwaitis traveled out of the country and the arrivals reached 200,194, whereas from the GCC countries there were 31,646 arrivals and 33,924 departures, and for other nationalities, there were 281,190 arrivals and 238,373 departures. Al-Sineen said the Immigration Department at the airport discovered 52 cases of deportation through fingerprints, 34 cases of forgery and 21 people carrying passports that do not belong to them.
This is in addition to 1,059 cases of lifting travel ban while eight people were allowed to enter the country as the entry ban imposed on them was lifted. He added 132 people wanted by law were arrested, 264 were referred to the Immigration Department for various inquiries, indicating the department issued 18,905 entry visas upon arrival