Arrive in or Arrive at?

There is a lot of misunderstanding about these two prepositional phrases. Here is the explanation:

You arrive IN a city, country, big area.

We arrived in Boston at 4 p.m.

When did you arrive in Europe?

Foreigners who arrived in the country recently have to take a medical test.

You arrive AT a place such as a house, building, airport…

John arrived at the airport early.

Jane usually arrives at school before 7.

They arrived at the museum just before closing.

Note: We arrived home (not: we arrived at home)

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