According to the website of the National Immigration Administration, on July 7, the Exit-Entry Administration of the People's Republic of China issued the Measures to Actively Support and Promote the Construction and Development of the Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone in Hengqin (hereinafter referred to as "Several Measures"), fully implementing the "Overall Plan for the Construction of the Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone in Hengqin", further promoting the high-level opening up and high-quality development of the Cooperation Zone, promoting the construction of an integrated development pattern between Qinqin and Macao, and helping the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The "Several Measures" closely follow the needs of the planning and positioning and construction and development of the Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone in Hengqin, fully meet the demands of all parties in Guangdong and Macao and the vast number of inbound and outbound personnel, focusing on three aspects: facilitating the cross-border flow of people and vehicles, serving the development of characteristic industries, and safeguarding the livelihood of the society.
In terms of facilitating the cross-border movement of people and vehicles, the "Several Measures" specify the pilot implementation of the "frequent flyer" scheme at Hengqin Port, providing "frequent flyer" customs clearance facilitation arrangements for eligible entry-exit personnel such as business and public servants and employees of Macao universities who frequently travel between Qinqin and Macao. Implement a new mode of "cooperative inspection and one-time release" for entry-exit clearance vehicles, and realize "one-time queuing, centralized collection, and linkage release" for cross-border vehicles; Further improve the efficiency of customs clearance of inbound and outbound vehicles, build an intelligent vehicle body inspection system, promote the realization of one-time parking of vehicle body inspection, information sharing and sharing, and synchronous judgment of results, and reduce the number of cross-border vehicle parking inspections and waiting time.
In terms of serving the development of distinctive industries, the "Several Measures" clearly stipulates that domestic and foreign tourists participating in the joint cross-border conventions and exhibitions jointly organized by the Cooperation Zone and Macao shall be provided with convenience in applying for entry and exit documents and visas (Note) in accordance with laws and regulations, and provide reservations, on-the-go and fast customs clearance guarantees for the above-mentioned personnel and exhibit transport vehicles, so as to vigorously support the development of the cultural tourism, convention and exhibition trade industry. Implement the new supervision method of "fixed-point docking and nearby joint inspection" for Hong Kong and Macao yachts entering the cooperation zone, meet the needs of expanding the opening up of water areas, optimize the online declaration and inspection process, accelerate the improvement of yacht marina security infrastructure and border inspection and supervision system, promote the development of yacht industry and island tourism resources in the cooperation zone, and support the development of tourism.
In terms of safeguarding the livelihood of the community, the "Certain Measures" clearly provide customs clearance facilitation for passengers arriving at Macao Airport via Hengqin Port, support the acceleration of the construction of a passenger and freight passage for the second phase of Hengqin Port, a dedicated corridor for the University of Macau Hengqin Campus and Hengqin Port, and support the Co-operation Zone to study the opening of new water transport routes between Qinqin and Macao, so as to further facilitate the daily passage of residents of the two places. Set up a special passage for cross-border students in the travel inspection hall of Hengqin Port, carry out on-board inspections for cross-border students who take buses for centralized customs clearance, as well as disabled people and the elderly who have difficulty getting on and off vehicles, and give priority to relevant critically ill patients, their families and medical personnel to handle entry and exit procedures, so as to further facilitate the rapid customs clearance of specific groups; Optimize the filing procedures for cross-border vehicles entering and exiting the Cooperation Zone, realize the automatic filing of vehicle information, and drivers who have already completed rapid customs clearance of passengers do not need to collect information on site, saving round-trip processing time and further facilitating the entry and exit of motor vehicles in Macao in the Cooperation Zone.
The above measures will take effect immediately. The Exit-Entry Administration of the People's Republic of China will resolutely implement the decision-making and deployment of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, continue to deepen the reform and innovation of entry-exit management, strictly supervise safety, strictly deploy work, continuously improve the sense of gain, happiness and security of Chinese and foreign entry-exit personnel, and serve and promote the construction and development of the Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone in Hengqin, gather new advantages, and reach a new level.