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Customs clearance | There are only three machines at Luohu Port to check the "black code"


Hong Kong and the mainland have resumed comprehensive customs clearance for the fifth day. Although nucleic acid testing and quota requirements have been cancelled, Hong Kong people still need to fill in a health declaration to pass the customs, which is referred to as the "black code". Some readers went to Shenzhen to explore on Thursday (9th)

Hong Kong and the mainland have resumed comprehensive customs clearance for the fifth day. Although nucleic acid testing and quota requirements have been cancelled, Hong Kong people still need to fill in a health declaration to pass the customs, which is referred to as the "black code".

Some readers went to Shenzhen to visit their relatives on Thursday (9th), but on the return trip, because only three gates at Luohu Port were open to check the "black code", and the on-site mobile data and wireless Wifi network were unstable, some passengers did not fill in the health information. The declaration was still queued up as before, causing chaos at the scene, passengers scrambling to be the first, and even "jumped the queue violently", and finally waited in line for an hour. "My mother waited until her feet hurt and her waist hurt."

▼After the reopening of Luohu Port on February 6, the first batch of citizens and tourists left the country▼


Hong Kong and the mainland resumed full customs clearance this week. Acting Chief Executive Chan Kwok-kei mentioned earlier that the "black code" is a requirement in the mainland, and he admitted that filling out the health declaration with a mobile phone would cause inconvenience to some elderly people.

He also added that there must be a reason for the mainland to formulate relevant requirements, and said that he would discuss with the mainland authorities to improve the process, or even cancel the relevant requirements.

Readers: Customs clearance went smoothly but the number of QR codes is insufficient

Ms. Li, a reader, complained to "Hong Kong 01" that today is the first time in three years since the outbreak of the epidemic that she went to Shenzhen to visit her 100-year-old grandmother, but the customs clearance process was not smooth.

However, she still appreciates the good order at the checkpoint when leaving Hong Kong in the morning. The MTR also arranged staff to help passengers fill out the health declaration, and added temporary seats for the elderly to rest.

However, she pointed out that the display boards printed with QR codes are still a little insufficient, so that people gather to scan the codes. Therefore, she suggested that the government can upload QR codes on the webpage to allow citizens to complete health declarations before going out; or in Kowloon Tong, Hung Hom, etc. Relevant QR codes are placed in MTR stations, and citizens have plenty of time to fill them in at East Rail.

Long queues on the return journey

However, when Ms. Li returned to Hong Kong via Luohu Port at 5:00 p.m., the scene was chaotic.

Ms. Li said that due to the scarcity of QR code display boards outside the immigration building and the absence of staff to provide teaching on the spot, some passengers thought that they could pass the border with a health declaration for the outbound journey, while some did not know how to fill out the health declaration. Still queuing up as usual, resulting in serious congestion at the inspection gate and long queues.

Only three turnstiles check the black code and wait for an hour

She said that

at that time, only three turnstiles were open at Luohu Port. Although the number of passengers was not large, they were mainly elderly people. At the same time, due to checking the bottlenecks of the "black code", they had to wait in line for an hour.

During the process, some passengers jumped in line and even pushed away the fence.

"A lot of people wait until they swear, and then push people, especially when a group of people becomes a bottleneck and a three-tie team, a lot of people are scrambling to be the first, it's very chaotic!"

▼The Luohu Port reopened on February 6▼


Unstable wireless network and data at Luohu Port

Ms. Li estimated that apart from the fact that the elderly do not know how to use mobile phones, the unstable wireless network and mobile data at the border crossing are also one of the reasons for the "big traffic jam".

For example, her mobile phone could not receive a signal when she was in the immigration building, and she could not connect to the wireless network. It is believed that some passengers could not successfully apply for the "black code" because of this.

She continued to point out that her father is 73 years old and her mother is 66 years old. It is unbearable for the crowd to pass through the border, so she hopes that the authorities will open the gates: "I waited an hour for the return journey. My mother said that her feet hurt and her waist hurts." pain."


Home Affairs Department sets up support stations in 18 districts

The Secretary for Home Affairs and Youth Affairs, Mak Mei-juan, said on social platforms today that she has learned that many citizens have difficulty obtaining "black codes". Therefore, the Home Affairs Department and regional organizations have set up support stations in 18 districts to assist citizens in dealing with related issues. Program, said with a smile: "Civil Affairs, help you! Colleagues from the Civil Affairs Office are dispatched again!"

Comprehensive Customs Clearance︱Federation of Trade Unions receives more than 20 black code inquiries per day and calls on relatives and friends to take screenshots after registration to allow the elderly to pass the customs.

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Source: hk1

All news articles on 2023-02-09

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