8.65 million passengers to move through Hong Kong this festive season
Inbound passengers to peak at 391,000 on Boxing Day
Hong Kong is expecting to see 8.65 million passengers move through its sea, land and air border control points this Christmas and New Year, which is 11 per cent higher than last year’s festive season.
These are the figures estimated by the Immigration Department this week, which regards the holiday season as between December 21 to 26, and December 30 to January 2.
Most of the passengers – an estimated 75 per cent - will be making use of the land border control points which serve people travelling by train or vehicle.
The number of outbound passengers using land boundary control points will reach its peak today (Saturday) with around 384,000 passengers departing Hong Kong.
The highest number of inbound passengers is estimated to be on December 26 Boxing day with around 391,000 people.
The land boundary control points are situated in Lo Wu, Hung Hom, Lok Ma Chau, Sha Tau Kok, Man Kam To and Shenzhen Bay.
Lo Wu Control Point, which shares a border with Shenzhen, will be busiest in the festive season, with an estimated daily average of 306,000 people travelling via the control point.