The Lo Wu MTR Station on the East Rail Line reopens today for cross-border travellers to Mainland China. The station will resume its pre-pandemic service patterns for passengers, with two trains to Lo Wu that will provide around 10 trips per hour with intervals of four to eight minutes for most of the day.

Travellers can take these trains to enter the border control point at Lo Wu. In addition, they can travel to Admiralty directly from Lo Wu Station via the East Rail Line’s cross-harbour extension that opened in May 2022. There will also be one train to Lok Ma Chau.

Last week, Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu announced that all Covid travel restrictions between Hong Kong and Mainland China will end on February 6. Cross-border travellers from the SAR no longer need a pre-departure PCR test and do not have to apply to be part of a daily quota.

However, travellers who have been overseas or in Taiwan within the seven days leading up to their trip to the Mainland must produce a negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours of their departure or arrival, depending on whether they enter cross the border via the airport or other boundary control points. Children under three years old are exempt from this requirement.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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