The governments of Hong Kong and Macau have agreed to increase the regular quotas for Hong Kong cross-boundary non-commercial private cars using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to Macau, the Transport Department announced today.
The decision was made to enhance traffic flow between Hong Kong and Macau, better utilising the bridge, the department said.
It will increase the Hong Kong quotas by 1,000 according to the arrangement agreed by the governments of Hong Kong and Macau, following the earlier quota allocation of 1,000 for Hong Kong.
The additional quota will be distributed in the first quarter of next year and the quota holders are expected to be able to travel on the bridge starting from the second quarter.
Half of the additional 1,000 quota allocations is for company applicants and the other half is for individual applicants.
As with the existing Hong Kong quotas, the additional quota allocations are valid for three years and the eligibility criteria remain the same.
Private cars allocated under the Hong Kong quotas will be permitted to access Macau multiple times using the bridge.
The Hong Kong quota allotments will be re-allocated upon expiry through open application so that more people will benefit. The application criteria and licensing requirements for the Hong Kong quotas are in the Annex.
The application period starts on December 21 and ends at 5.15pm on January 11.
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