Effective Feb 20: Macau Cancels All Ferries To/From Shekou
20 Feb 2020
The Shekou Cruise Home Port announced last night that due to the adjustment of the inspection policy in Macau (which requires a 14-day quarantine for all non-resident workers entering from mainland China), all voyages on the Macau line to and from Shekou will be suspended indefinitely from February 20. Any resumption of service will be announced at a later date.
Free refunds will be provided to those with tickets. Passengers holding online tickets can apply for a full refund directly online. Passengers holding printed tickets should go to the ticketing center on the second floor of the port to request a refund.
What's Left Open?
Ferry service is still available between Shekou and Bao'an International Airport and Zhuhai; and between Shekou and Hong Kong International Airport.
For those still wanting to go to Macau, the Gongbei Port - 拱北口岸, and Hengqin Port - 横琴口岸 land ports are currently still open for crossing. Since Feb 10, the daily passenger throughput at Gongbei Checkpoint averaged about 40,000 with roughly 2.2 million passengers having crossed since Jan 23.
HKIA-Shenzhen Ferry Schedule
Those in mainland China seeking to fly out via the Hong Kong International Airport can avoid the 14-day quarantine in Hong Kong by taking the ferry from Shekou, Shenzhen as arriving to the airport via this channel does not technically constitute entering Hong Kong. However, it is important to note that some airlines aren't set up to use it and some airlines are not accepting passengers coming from mainland China, so be sure to check with your airline before booking a ticket.
Shekou to Hong Kong International Airport:
7:15, 8:45, 10:00, 11:15, 12:15, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 20:15
Hong Kong International Airport to Shekou:
8:15, 9:45, 11:00, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:30, 20:00, 21:20
The Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine for ALL People Entering Hong Kong from Mainland China does not apply to those going to HKIA from Shekou on the ferry.
Zhuhai-Shenzhen Ferry Schedules
Shekou to Zhuhai:
10:30, 12:00, 15:00, and 17:30
Zhuhai to Shekou:
9:00, 13:30, 16:00, and 17:30
According to the English language website of the Zhuhai Municipal Government, these ferries are also running; however, we have been unable to confirm the schedules so far:
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport to Zhuhai:
10:20 and 13:20 pm.
Zhuhai to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport:
11:50 and 15:05 pm
NOTE: Ferry schedules have been changing frequently in the last few weeks so we recommend purchasing your tickets online ahead of time and checking with customer service before departing to confirm departure times. You can purchase tickets from the ferry ports wechat account or by visiting www.cmskchp.com (in Chinese).
Buses to Macau / Zhuhai
The Shenzhen International Airport is still listing their bus service to Macau and Zhuhai as well. Call for tickets and information.
Note: The above information is for reference only, and is subject to changes at the ticket counter. Service hours: 08:00-21:30. Hotlines: 0755-23453501, 0755-8889500
HZMB Zhuhai Port [Photo courtesy WeChat account: hzmbzhport]
Zhuhai/Macau Ports & Ferries
The open hours at Gongbei Checkpoint were shortened to 6 am to 10 pm starting Jan 27, while opening-closing times at other checkpoints remain unchanged for the time being in order to reduce mass gatherings and contain the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to the Zhuhai government.
Service frequency of passenger ferryboats between the temporary Wanzai Checkpoint on South Nanwan Road to Macao's Inner Harbor Terminal (Yuet Tung Pier) were reduced to every 30 minutes from 7 am to 10 pm from Jan 26.
Wanzai Checkpoint [Photo courtesy WeChat account: zhuhaifabu]
Please note that this ferry closure, whether intended or not, will result in a funnelling of everyone going from mainland China to Macau through the ports in Zhuhai. Due to this, you should take extra precautionary measures to ensure your safety and protection against virus infections.
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