From Thursday the Lotus Flower Bridge / Hengqin Island border crossing between Macau and the Chinese city of Zhuhai, will be open 24 hours per day.
This border crossing will be open to Macau residents, imported workers, students and tourists as well as the cars and tour coaches with double registrations. The opening hours for goods vehicles, from 08.00 to 20.00, will remain unchanged.
Hengqin Island, which borders the Cotai area of Macau, was chosen by China as a new economic development region.
From Thursday, the Portas do Cerco / Gongbei border crossing, also in Zhuhai will increase its opening times by two hours, to between 06.00 and 01.00 the next day.
The Zhuhai-Macau Cross Border Industrial Park border crossing will be open for the time being between 00:00 and 07:00, but only for imported workers, students and residents of Macau entering on foot, although passenger vehicles and tour buses are not included.
Roughly 60,000 people from mainland China arrive in Macau each day through the three border crossings with China. The local Police expect this number may increase with the opening of the border 24 hours a day. (macauhub/CN)