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866,000 Exit and Entry Personnel via Shanghai During Spring Festival Holiday


Up to 16:00, Feb. 21, over 866,000 exit and entry personnel have gone through border checkpoints in Shanghai during the Spring Festival period, with 441,000 exits and 421,000 entries and an average number of 142,000 exits and entries daily. At Shanghai Pudong Intl. Airport (PVG), the number of exit and entry personnel closes at 713,000, totaling 82.3% of Shanghai the total number of Shanghai. In addition, during the Spring Festival period, over 233,000 exit and entry personnel, around 27% of the total and averaging 33,000 daily, took advantage of the automated border control lanes or E-channels and got to enjoy the ’10-sec Self-service Clearance’ experience.

In recent years, more and more Chinese nationals have chosen to spend their Spring Festival holiday abroad. According to statistics, during this year’s Spring Festival period, over 725,000 Chinese passengers either exited or entered the country from Shanghai, totaling 83.7% of all exit and entry personnel. Countries such as Japan and Thailand, etc. continue to be hotly pursued vacation destinations. Meanwhile, an emerging new trend of spending the Spring Festival on board a cruise ship is also gaining heat.

With the Spring Festival period coming to an end and reference to the past years, the passenger peaks due to homecoming crowds are expected to last till Feb. 25. Shanghai General Station of Immigration Inspection (SGSII) would like to kindly remind those passengers who are concerned that a time-saving and convenient way of clearing border control procedures would be to take advantage of the automated border control lanes at PVG and Hongqiao Intl. Airport, which can greatly improve an individual passenger’s clearance efficiency.