Border crossing to expect large number of visitors for the National holidays
4.8 million people is expected to cross the Hong Kong Shenzhen border during the coming National Day holidays starting tomorrow till October 8. In a news release by the Shenzhen General Station of Exit and Entry Frontier Inspection that an average of 530,000 visitors cross the border.
Shenzhen residents bearing multi entry permits can apply at any checkpoints for the use of the self service border crossing system, this will save time to those going through customs. Travelers taller than 1.4 meters are eligible to apply for the use of the e-channel. Recently the self service e-channel was only used by Hong Kong and Macau residents.
During these holidays checkpoints are to keep the tourist informed of the border crossing situation through all all types of media including TV, newspapers, and text messaging. Tourists are also advised to double check the validity of their travel permits. Tourist can also contact the customs hotline number 8449-6666 if they need more information about border crossing.