Hong Kong and the mainland will go through customs clearance starting today (6th). No appointment is required to return to the mainland and no nucleic acid test certificate is required. All ports are open, including the most commonly used Luohu port by Hong Kong people.
The MTR East Rail Line resumed carrying passengers to Luohu Station. Nearly 100 people took the first train and waited on the platform of Luohu Station.
At 6:30 in the morning, the staff of the Immigration Department pulled up the iron gate of Luohu Pass, which finally reopened after three years. Hundreds of people dragged their suitcases into the departure hall of Hong Kong.
Regarding the nucleic acid exemption and quota exemption, the elderly who have not returned home to visit their relatives for two years said: "I have waited so long, I feel that the wait has been very hard!"
▼On February 6th, the first East Rail train departs from Sheung Shui Station to Luo Wu Station▼
Why wait for Luohu to clear the customs before heading north: You can take the train to Guangzhou, and the bus directly back to Shaoguan
After three years, the Luo Wu Port finally reopened today, and the MTR East Rail Line simultaneously resumed passenger traffic at Luo Wu Station.
Nearly 5:55, the first train of the East Rail Line arrived at Sheung Shui Station, and citizens dragged their suitcases into Sheung Shui Station one after another.
Mr. Luo was waiting outside Sheung Shui Station as early as 5:00. He has been in the catering business in Guangzhou for more than 20 years, and his wife also lives in the Mainland.
In the three years of the epidemic, he also returned to the mainland to deal with stocks in the first year, but he did not go back for the next two years. He took advantage of the government's relaxation of quarantine and nucleic acid clearance before returning to the mainland.
When asked why he chose Luohu Port, he said that before the epidemic, he used to use Luohu Port to cross the border. "What about Lok Ma Chau? It's inconvenient, and I have to go back and forth. I always have to take the train from Shenzhen to Guangzhou."
Hong Kong and the mainland have fully cleared customs on February 6, and the first train of the East Rail from Sheung Shui Station to Luo Wu Station departs at 5:57 am.
Mr. Luo waited outside the Sheung Shui Station as early as 5 o'clock. He said that before the epidemic, he used to use the Luo Wu Port to cross the border.
(Photo by Lin Aiyi)
Mr. Long is also taking advantage of the nucleic acid exemption and appointment-free return to the mainland to visit relatives in Zhaoqing today. He is expected to stay for eight to ten days.
He chose to go back to his hometown via the Luohu Port, which was reopened today, because there is a bus directly going back to Shaoguan at Luohu Port.
"During the New Year, we old people are in trouble. We don't know how to do things, and we have to make appointments. Now we don't have such troubles at home." Having not seen his family for many years, he admitted that he was very anxious and happy.
Mainland tourists returning to Dongguan: Free nucleic acid testing is much more convenient
For Mr. Wen from Dongguan, he returned home today after a three-day trip to Hong Kong. He frankly said that he saved a lot of time and was much more convenient without the need for nucleic acid testing.
He also pointed out that the biggest feeling this time is that Hong Kong has a lot fewer people than before.
▼The government announced that it will resume full customs clearance with the mainland on February 6▼
Returning to his hometown after two years, Uncle Chen: It was a hard wait
Uncle Chen returned to his hometown after two years. He planned to stay in Shantou for more than 20 days. Drinking tea, "(to do nucleic acid during the Lunar New Year) I felt troublesome at that time, so I didn't go back, but it's not so troublesome when I go home. The procedures are so much easier."
▼Visit Shenzhen Luohu Port and Luohu Commercial City on February 3▼
On the eve of full customs clearance︱Famous shops in Tsim Sha Tsui are getting more and more people from the mainland. The service is as friendly as Macau’s full customs clearance｜Maple Street inspection station exploded within half a month and became deserted. The drop in the value of the goods has reached a new high, calling for vigilance and comprehensive customs clearance｜The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong-to-Zhuhai line will resume offline ticket sales and comprehensive customs clearance from February 6.
What's New｜Luohu Port reopens from now on, Liantang is the first permitted pedestrian passage for full customs clearance｜Transportation Bureau: 2.6 Cancellation of high-speed rail ticket sales limit is discussing restarting long-distance services for full customs clearance｜Cultural Tourism Department: Resume travel agencies to operate inbound and outbound group tours for mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau Customs clearance｜Yang Runxiong said it is difficult to predict that the number of tourists visiting Hong Kong will increase significantly after a period of time