The Gongbei Customs department said that the high number of border crossings will last for two more days, according to a report by Jornal Va Kio.
Zhang Ziheng, a police officer from the Gongbei Customs authority, said that the flow of Gongbei and Hengqin cross-border passengers will remain high over the coming two days.
According to the Gongbei immigration department, the Gongbei border gate recorded a total of over 540,000 crossings on the first and second days of Chinese New Year (CNY), which corresponds to 30,000 more crossings than last year.
At the Hengqin border gate, from February 15 until February 17, approximately 72,000 people from the Hengqin immigration department were processed, which represents an approximate increase of 14 percent year on year.
The Hengqin border gate has been open 24 hours during the CNY holiday. According to Zhuhai’s Customs Authority, the peak period for departures from Hengqin happens between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and for arrivals it takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On the Macau side, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) reported that as of 5 p.m. yesterday, a total of 335,000 crossings had been recorded across all the region’s borders.
Some 220,000 crossings were registered at the Border Gate, including 138,000 arrivals. Some 141,000 crossings were recorded as of 11 a.m. yesterday. On Monday, as of 5 p.m., 337,000 crossings were recorded.
A record number of crossings has been registered during the CNY, according to statistics released by the PSP.
As of 9 p.m. of the first day (Friday) of CNY, and as of 9 p.m. Saturday, approximately 325,000 and 403,000 crossings, respectively, had been recorded across all the city’s borders.
Last year, 376,000 crossings were recorded on the second day of CNY.
Among all the borders, the Border Gate still attracts the highest number of number of tourist entrances.
At the end of Monday the number of tourist entrances recorded during the CNY holiday reached a total of over 660,000.