Customs officers on Saturday arrest couple and discover 130 boxes of pills at flat after earlier intercepting air parcel containing another 250 packages.
West Kowloon terminus is latest control point in city to reopen, with some 6,500 travellers arriving or departing from station as of 6pm on Sunday.
Cheng Wai-tong, deputy director of Macau Government Tourism Office, expects 10,000 Hongkongers to visit daily during Lunar New Year holiday.
City to stop giving visitors free jabs from next week to make sure it has enough doses for residents as demand for vaccines increases.
No overflow of mainland shoppers in city’s shopping areas on Sunday, but retailers predict uptick soon and prepare rewards to woo travellers.
Provisional figures show total of 45,558 people crossed border by Sunday evening at four land ports and one ferry terminal, including 33,132 mainland-bound travellers.
‘I’m too excited to say a word. I can finally go home after two years of not seeing the folks,’ says one traveller returning to Guangdong for the Lunar New Year holiday.
Hong Kong leader John Lee tours border checkpoint, says return of normal travel is the next target.
More than 340,000 had registered for visits to mainland by 6pm on Friday, government says.
Travellers struggle to rearrange travel plans; many pay extra to rebook trips after Japan lifts travel restrictions after just 10 days.
Experts say XBB unlikely to cause new wave because city has been exposed to subvariants and has enough immunity.
Tour operators point out travellers from city and Macau use a home return permit to enter mainland, meaning this will not be reflected on their passports used for Japan trip.
Residents were out in force enjoying their new-found freedom a day after substantial easing of curbs was announced.
Warehouse manager, 44, arrested during operation at industrial building in Kwai Chung.
Chinese University study shows one in five pregnant women develop gestational diabetes linked to diet
Catering industry still expected to take HK$350 million through increased bookings for winter solstice, although figure well down on normal years.
Malls soak up atmosphere and dollars, with some that broadcast matches recording more than 20 per cent uptick in business for the month-long spectacle.
Shops feel impact, slash prices as some customers take off for the holidays and others tighten belts.
Prices up because of higher food, transport costs, but some hotels have waiting lists for buffets.
Travellers can now quarantine at home or any hotel of their choice instead of at centralised isolation facilities.
Rabbit owners urged to pay close attention to pets’ diet after tests show some products do not meet international standards.
Arrivals who test negative for Covid are now issued with a blue code, allowing them to roam freely around the city.
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health points to university findings saying more than half of surveyed would either reduce or quit habit in the wake of price increase.
Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel and the Cross Bay Link system cuts up to 20 minutes off travelling time to Kwun Tong.
Chief Executive John Lee among first customers at event launch on Friday, spending his cash on goods such as cashew nuts, biscuits and flower bouquets.