Two million border crossings predicted: be prepared
Hengqin Checkpoint is expected to process 1.9 million border crossings during summer vacation from July 1 to Sept 1, a year-on-year increase of 10 percent fueled by surging overseas study and family group tours.
To ensure smooth travel, travelers are advised to check the validity of their exit-entry documents and visas/endorsements in advance. Travel permits to Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan should have valid endorsements, and an additional exit-entry permit is required for Taiwan.
ID check [Photo by Xu Hui / Zhuhai Daily]
Eligible travelers should use the 28 self-service e-channels at the right of the exit-entry building, which cuts clearance time down to eight seconds. Those who have not had biological information collected and children below age 7 should receive manual inspection at the front desks.
Furthermore, enough time must be set aside for clearance, while taking care of children, personal belongings, and important documents such as passports or travel permits. Medicines should also be on hand to prevent heatstroke.