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Multi-entry visa for tour groups between Macau and Hengqin under evaluation: gov’t


The Chinese government is considering the creation of a new visa type intended for Chinese tour groups, allowing multi-entry between Macau and Hengqin during a specified period.

This new visa aims to streamline the accommodation process for tour group visitors who wish to explore Macau and stay at hotels in Hengqin.

In the latest update, Huang Zhongjian, deputy director of the Economic Development Bureau of Hengqin, disclosed on Wednesday that ministries from the Central Government conducted an investigation in Hengqin in March. Based on the preliminary findings, Hengqin is actively formulating plans as required.

The official mentioned that the final decision would soon be announced by the Chinese Central Government.

He further emphasized the importance of considering the opinions of Macau industry in implementing the policy. He highlighted various detailed aspects involved, including ensuring customs clearance facilities, assessing hotel market demand in Macau and Zhuhai, understanding tourists’ preferences, and making necessary preparations in Customs and Immigration.

The initiative was proposed by the Macau government earlier this year, aiming to extend tourists’ stay in Macau, particularly due to the prevailing issue of high hotel costs.

According to statistical data, the number of visitors arriving in tour groups increased by 1,569 percent year-on-year to 278,000 in the first two months this year. In the single month of February, Macau received 144,000 tour group visitors.

Viviana Chan
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