With the opening of the New Guangdong-Macao boundary crossing, known as Qingmao Checkpoint, residents and visitors alike, holders of automated permit for travelling between the two sides, have access to another round-the-clock boundary crossing facility.
The new Qingmao Checkpoint opened to the public on 8 September at the junction of Avenida do Comendador Ho Yin and Estrada do Canal dos Patos in Ilha Verde. It is the fifth land-based crossing point between Macao and Zhuhai in Guangdong province.
The checkpoint is about 800 metres away from the Border Gate Checkpoint, and offers overflow capacity to the Border Gate checkpoint and supports greater connection to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The new checkpoint is designed for use by pedestrians only, the first such crossing in Macao, and can handle up to 200,000 travellers a day. It is aimed to serve Mainland China, Macao and Hong Kong residents’ holders of permit for travelling between Mainland China and Macao, which are registered to use the automated boundary crossing channels under the “Joint Inspection and One-Time Release”.
The third floor of the Qingmao Checkpoint houses the departure, and the arrival hall inbound to Macao is on the second floor.
There are 50 automated channels for inbound and another 50 automated channels for outbound passenger clearance. There are an additional two staffed counters for each flow.
At the official opening, Chief Executive of the Macao SAR Ho Iat Seng said the new crossing would further advance infrastructure connectivity and efficient movement around the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The Qingmao Checkpoint links directly to the Zhuhai Railway Station, where passengers can access services across the rest of the country via the intercity railway network.