Hong Kong sees influx of Chinese visitors as borders reopen fully

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HONG KONG: Tens of thousands of travellers commuted between mainland China and its special administrative region of Hong Kong on Monday (Feb 6), authorities said, the first time in three years that all border checkpoints were reopened fully without COVID-19 restrictions. China announced last week that cros

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands of travellers commuted between mainland China and its special administrative region of Hong Kong on Monday , authorities said, the first time in three years that all border checkpoints were reopened fully without COVID-19 restrictions.fully resume from Feb 6

Around 22,000 passengers used the Lo Wu station checkpoint by midday on Monday, Hong Kong's MTR Corp said in a statement. Lo Wu was one of three of Hong Kong's border checkpoints that had not yet reopened. Outside the Shenzhen checkpoint were hundreds of red lanterns and large red banners celebrating the resumption of travel between the two cities."I am so happy that I am back to the motherland," one said, while another said,"We are free".The reopening came after Hong Kong announced a promotion campaign dubbed"Hello Hong Kong" to lure back visitors, businesses and investors to the financial hub after more than three years of tough COVID-19 curbs.

 

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