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New Macao-Guangdong border checkpoint opens to public

This image taken from the website of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government on Sept 8, 2021 shows a view of the Qingmao Checkpoint.

A new border checkpoint between Macao and Guangdong province opened to the public on Wednesday.

The Qingmao Checkpoint, adjacent to Macao's Border Gate Checkpoint and for pedestrians only, was built to ease the existing nearby checkpoint's pressure caused by the growing flow of people between Macao and Guangdong.

The new checkpoint will stay open around the clock and the daily capacity of the new facility is 200,000 passengers crossing the border

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The new checkpoint will stay open around the clock. The daily capacity of the new facility is 200,000 passengers crossing the border.

There will be 50 automated inbound channels for passenger clearance services and 50 automated outbound channels, with two staffed counters to be operated in each direction.

The checkpoint will adopt a customs clearance mode known as "joint inspection and one-time release" to shorten passengers' customs clearance time to around 30 seconds. Under the new customs system, the departure and arrival formalities for travelers can be processed in one go.

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