PHUKET: Officials attempted to tackle the issue of immigration congestion at Phuket International Airport caused by the islandís largest inbound tourist market, the Chinese.

Chinese tourists who arrive on charter flights are often not given the TM6 arrival and departure card required by immigration. As a result, they are forced to queue up for the card in the immigration arrival hall, said Zhi Yi Li of Hainan Airlines at a meeting at the airport on October 29.

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