Bureau of Immigration all set for ‘Undas’ passenger surge
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday assured the public that it is well-prepared and ready to manage the surge of passengers during the All Saints’ and All Souls’ daybreak or “Undas.”
In a statement, BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said that he had instructed all terminal heads to monitor the bureau’s operations in the coming weeks to detect and handle any potential problems as soon as possible.
“While we anticipate some waiting times due to simultaneous arrivals and departures, we have implemented measures to ensure that lines remain manageable,” Tansingco said.
Tansingco added they have beefed up their operations by deploying additional immigration officers, assigning augmentation teams, and creating mobile counters that will expedite the processing of arriving and departing passengers.
He also advised travelers to check in at least three hours before their flight.
“Early check-in is not just a recommendation; it’s a key factor in ensuring smooth immigration procedures. Passengers should make it a priority to complete check-in and proceed directly to the immigration area,” Tansingco said.