SAR sees ten-fold increase in border crossings


The total number of arrivals and departures at the borders yesterday stood at approximately 39,600, nearly 10 times higher than the previous day, police authorities announced today (Thursday).

Lei Tak Fai, Head of the Public Relations Division of the Public Security Police Force (CPSP) indicated at the press conference this afternoon the total number of arrivals and departures at all ports on August 3 was around 39,600, an increase by 9.9 times compared to the previous day.

Some 8,900 arrivals were recorded yesterday, of which 5,100 were Macau residents, showing an increase of 4.4 times compared with the previous day, with about 840 tourists and 2,900 mainland employees, showing an increase of 90.9 per cent and 93.3 per cent respectively.

Meanwhile, around 30,700 departures were recorded yesterday, including about 10,200 Macau residents, an increase of 24.5 times compared with the previous day, and around 970 tourists and 19,100 mainland employees, an increase of 3 times and 595.4 timesrespectively.

On June 22, Zhuhai health authorities have issued a notice requiring all people entering Zhuhai from Macau to receive a 7-day quarantine at designated places plus 7-day health monitoring at home, as Macau has seen a new wave of pandemic outbreak, with the quarantine days later reduced to 7-day quarantine at designated places plus 3-day health monitoring at home.

After over one month, aquarantine-free customs entry policy has eventuallybeen resumed between Macau and Zhuhai starting from 6pm yesterday, with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test certificate conducted within the last 24 hours required for people entering Zhuhai through the Macau land border.