New Macau-Hengqin border checkpoint begins operations

Macau has opened a new border checkpoint connecting to Hengqin in Zhuhai, replacing the Lotus Bridge checkpoint.

The checkpoint is located in an area within the Hengqin port assigned to Macau’s jurisdiction. To facilitate traffic, Macau and Zhuhai customs officials will share information allowing a one-stop system. Wifi services will be supplied to allow people to consult health codes and other information.

The Lotus Bridge checkpoint has now ceased operations.

Macau authorities expect daily crossings at the new checkpoint could reach 220,000.

Authorities plan to extend Macau’s Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system to the Hengqin port, and ultimately on to Zhuhai Airport.