From today (6th), Hong Kong will be free from quotas and nucleic acid tests to pass the border with the mainland. The Education Bureau announced earlier that it will also resume quota-free and nucleic acid testing for cross-border middle school students to go to school in Hong Kong from Wednesday (8th).
However, some cross-border students are eager to return to Hong Kong to meet their teachers and classmates, and they returned to Hong Kong to attend face-to-face classes earlier today; there are also students who have not returned to Hong Kong for a long time, and their Octopus has no balance. The first thing they do after crossing the border is to add value to their Octopus.
Luo, a student in Form 3, has never met his classmates in person since he was promoted to secondary school.
He returned to Hong Kong first this morning, frankly said that he was anxious to see his classmates and teachers, he was very excited and happy.
Regarding the route back to school, he said that he still has some impressions, but he is not very familiar with it.
▼Cross-border students return to Hong Kong for classes on February 6▼
The mainland and Hong Kong will be exempted from nucleic acid and quota for customs clearance starting today (8th). The Tourism Board distributes masks to immigrants in the arrival hall and in front of the MTR gates, and presents gift bags with "Hello, Hong Kong" printed on them.
There are theme park souvenirs, coupons, salsa gifts, Kee Wah snacks, shopping mall cash coupons, etc.
The arrangement for non-quota and nucleic acid testing for cross-border students returning to Hong Kong to return to school was originally implemented on Wednesday (8th), initially covering secondary school students; it was not extended to primary school students, kindergartens and special schools until the 22nd.
However, some cross-border students could not wait for Wednesday and returned to Hong Kong for classes today.
Lin said that he has not returned to school since he was promoted to middle school, and he feels excited.
(Photo by Lin Aiyi)
Secondary 3 students have never met their classmates
Luo, a student in Form 3, said that he was very excited, excited and nervous when he returned to Hong Kong for the first day of class since the epidemic, because he started his online teaching career with him. He has never seen his classmates since he was in middle school for three years. These classmates have very little contact, and they rarely talk to teachers when they return to school."
Regarding the journey to school, he said he only had a few impressions and was not familiar with it.
He will take the East Rail to Sheung Shui Station later, and then transfer to Choi Hung Village to go back to school, "I want to meet my teachers and classmates as soon as possible."
▼On February 6th, the first East Rail train departs from Sheung Shui Station to Luo Wu Station▼
Zhang, a Form 4 student who has not returned to Hong Kong for a long time, has no balance on his Octopus. The first thing he does after arriving in Hong Kong is to top up his Octopus at the Customer Service Center.
His school is located in Tai Po. He departed from his home at 6:10 this morning, and it takes one and a half hours. He is expected to arrive at the school at 7:30 am.
▼After the reopening of Luohu Port on February 6, the first batch of citizens and tourists left the country▼
On Wednesday, classes were free of nucleic acid and quota. When asked why he returned to Hong Kong today, Luo responded, "Because I want to go back to school as soon as possible, so that I can return to school life again."
She said frankly that she was nervous and looking forward to going back to school for a long time. The last time she returned to Hong Kong to attend classes was Form One. At that time, Hong Kong was experiencing social movements and classes were often suspended. Day, so I want to go back to school as soon as possible and have a back-to-school life.”
She has been taking classes online for the past three years. She said that she communicated with her classmates through WeChat, and she was worried about how she would get along with her classmates after meeting.
▼The government announced that it will resume full customs clearance with the mainland on February 6▼
▼On February 2, the Tourism Bureau distributes consumption coupons to tourists▼
What are the arrangements for comprehensive customs clearance on February 6?
From February 6th, there are 4 major measures for comprehensive customs clearance, and after the full customs clearance, the quarantine and testing requirements have also been updated, and 3 ports including Luohu have been opened, and the express test from Macau to Hong Kong has been withdrawn. See details.
Comprehensive customs clearance traffic arrangements?
The government announced today that it will complete customs clearance with the mainland from February 6. KMB and Citybus plan to open multiple routes to the Heung Yuen Wai Port, and the Huanggang cross-boundary shuttle bus (the "Huang Bus") will resume service on February 6. See service details.
The MTR is ready, and the opening hours will be the same as before. For details of the Lo Wu train and Lok Ma Chau train services, please see.
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