Passengers from China queue for immigration checks at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, in January – before widespread travel restrictions due to the coronavirus were implemented. Photo: EPA Passengers from China queue for immigration checks at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, in January – before widespread travel restrictions due to the coronavirus were implemented. Photo: EPA
Passengers from China queue for immigration checks at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, in January – before widespread travel restrictions due to the coronavirus were implemented. Photo: EPA

Philippines to expel thousands of Chinese nationals amid immigration scandal

  • Under fire immigration chief says almost 2,800 Chinese have overstayed visas – some due to the coronavirus – and are now being ordered to leave
  • News follows scandal in which corrupt immigration officials accepted bribes worth an estimated US$826 million from Chinese to enter the Philippines

Topic |   The Philippines
Passengers from China queue for immigration checks at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, in January – before widespread travel restrictions due to the coronavirus were implemented. Photo: EPA Passengers from China queue for immigration checks at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, in January – before widespread travel restrictions due to the coronavirus were implemented. Photo: EPA
Passengers from China queue for immigration checks at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, in January – before widespread travel restrictions due to the coronavirus were implemented. Photo: EPA
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