24-hour customs clearance service will be opened in Hengqin Port from 00:00 (24-hour clock, apply to the rest of the article) on December 18th. Besides, Gongbei Port will turn its border opening time to 06:00 and closing time to 01:00 in the next morning.
Moreover, Zhuhai-Macao Cross Work Area Special Port（珠澳跨工区专用口岸） will start the customs clearance service from 0:00 to 07:00 for students studying in Macao, expatriate personnel working in Macao and Macao residents.
Avoid customs clearance peak time
A senior police officer in Macao said that the new measure is expected to ease the rush hour from 8:00 to 8:30. But 06:00-07:00 will still be peak hour for students and office workers to go to Macao. He thus suggested that travelers could visit Macao through Gongbei Port at the time 08:30-09:30 to avoid the peak hours in the morning. And he also pointed out that the two newly added clearance hours (06:00 in the morning; 01:00 in the next morning) are good choices for travelers to return from Macao to Zhuhai.
The best choice for self-driving
Hengqin Port and Macao Lotus Port will be in service around the clock for all the people with various effective entry and exit permits as well as coaches and cars with Guangdong license and Macao license. However, trucks are not included in the new service. The available time for them is still from 08:00 to 20:00.
Zhuhai-Macao Cross Work Area Special Port: not open to mainland visitors
Zhuhai-Macao Cross Work Area Special Port will open the customs clearance service from 0:00 to 07:00 only to workers, students and residents in Macao. Tip: for travelers, do not go to this port for customs clearance during this period of time, otherwise it’s a waste of your time.