Thousands return home to Hong Kong after enjoying good deals in ‘no-brainer’ Shenzhen over National Day long break
Futian checkpoint in Shenzhen packed with travellers on last day of break but customs clearance took only about 15 minutes for Post reporterImmigration figures show 1.38 million people left the city between Friday and Sunday, including 989,071 residentsHong Kong tourismOscar Liuin ShenzhenPublished: 5:25pm, 2 Oct, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
Thousands of Hongkongers have streamed through border crossings from mainland China and returned to the city on the last day of the long weekend, after enjoying good deals on food and self-pampering options in neighbouring Shenzhen.
A Post reporter was among about 1,000 travellers at the Futian checkpoint in Shenzhen who crossed the border into Hong Kong via the Lok Ma Chau spur line around noon on Monday.
The crossing was packed with travellers on the last day of the break covering the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day but customs clearance took only about 15 minutes including the mandatory health declaration.