the Department called for cross-boundary passengers plan their journeys
BEIJING, Dec. 23, according to Hong Kong’s Wen Wei Po reported, 24 is the series 4 days Christmas even on weekends, holidays, Hong Kong ushered in the port of entry and exit near the peak of 7.8 million people.
Hong Kong Immigration Department is expected during the Christmas and New Year’s Day 778 million people out of air and sea control points in Hong Kong increased by 11% over last year. Assistant Director of Immigration Chenmeng Lin said that 70% of passengers will travel by land, Lo Wu is the busiest control point, a daily average of 30.5 million people out, Sunday (25) is the exit peak, the peak New Year’s Day is the entry . In order to relieve congestion, the Immigration Department in various ports, open 378 In view of Mainland pregnant women without an appointment,
Hong Kong Immigration Department expects from today to next Tuesday’s Christmas holiday and New Year’s Eve to January 3 next year’s New Year holidays, a total of 7.78 million people out of Hong Kong, increased by 11% over last year, is expected to with 70%, or 5.44 million people by land and out of Hong Kong. Which at the Lo Wu Control Point, is expected on Sunday (25) is the peak period leaving an estimated 185,000 people left Hong Kong; New Year’s Day is the peak of arrivals, with 17.5 million people expected to come to Hong Kong. Other control points such as Lok Ma Chau Spur Line and Shenzhen Bay of passenger traffic will be heavy with a forecast average of about 105,000, respectively, 118,000 and 9.5 million passengers travel.
Assistant Director of Immigration Chenmeng Lin said that in order to ease the long holiday traffic, the Immigration Department has to reduce the front-line staff on leave, and additional counters and improve pedestrian and vehicular access. Immigration is also additional security personnel to provide crowd. On the other hand, the Immigration Department will join with the Police, Customs and the Hong Kong MTR Corporation Limited in Hong Kong at Lo Wu Control Point set up a joint command center to closely monitor the land boundary control points of the flow of visitors during the holiday season in order to make appropriate arrangements, to ensure smooth movements across the boundary.
to intercept non-appointment of Mainland pregnant women to take advantage of many people during the Christmas and New Year, Chenmeng Lin explained that Hong Kong immigration counters at ports in front position, front-line staff with the Immigration Department and the Department of Health medical staff in port, to visual form ;, will not cancel the arrangement, and mainland visitors .
In order to avoid boundary control points in the morning and evening peak hours, congestion, the Department called for cross-boundary passengers plan their journeys, and choose later in the morning or early afternoon non-peak hours pass; and pay attention to traffic control points on the broadcast.