Border Crossings Now Much More Convenient

New Zhuhai-Macau customs clearance policies relieving pressure on border crossings

As part of its policy to increase convenience for residents and relieve pressure on the border crossings, the Macau SAR Government announced the Central Government’s new facilitation policies for Zhuhai-Macau Immigration clearance procedure last month. Effective midnight on 18th December, Hengqin Port in Zhuhai and Cotai Port in Macau (commonly known as the Macau Lotus Bridge) formally implemented a 24-hour Immigration service. This is the second all-weather 24-hour Immigration border with China, with Huanggang Port in Shenzhen the first.

The operating hours of Zhuhai’s other land crossings to Macau have also been extended: the opening and closing hours of Gongbei/Border Gate has been extended for one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening, from 6:00am to 1:00am the following day, while the Zhuhai Cross-border Industrial Zone is operational from midnight to 7:00am. All the aforementioned measures also took effect at midnight on 18th December.

The 24-hour Immigration checkpoint at Hengqin Port accommodates passengers and passenger vehicles, excluding trucks. Zhuhai-Macau Cross-border Industrial Zone, operating from midnight to 7:00am, meanwhile, will service workers, students and Macau residents, excluding self-drive cars and passenger vehicles.

The Public Security Police Force increased its strength to a total of 70 police at the three crossings, while the Zhuhai-Macau Cross-border Industrial Zone installed two more additional self-crossings and six staff channels. In addition, the Transport Bureau announced that bus route No. 19 will extend its hours from 5:45am to 1:15am, while No. 25 and N3 will serve Cotai, with the new overnight bus route N4 added.