Implementation of toll-free policy for small passenger vehicles using Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Main Bridge during Ching Ming holiday

     The Transport Department (TD) announced today (April 4) that according to the notification of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Authority, the toll-free policy for small passenger vehicles will be implemented on the HZMB for three consecutive days from 0.00am on April 5 to midnight on April 7. During the period, small passenger vehicles travelling to the Zhuhai or Macao Ports via the Toll Plaza of the HZMB will not be required to pay the toll of RMB150, while the arrangements for small passenger vehicles to pass through the electronic toll lanes (i.e. non-stop) and manual toll lanes (i.e. stop to pay) will remain unchanged. Small passenger vehicles are passenger carrying vehicles with seven seats or less (including the driver's seat), i.e. private cars and hire cars.
     The HZMB Main Bridge is located within Mainland waters and the Toll Plaza is also situated in the Mainland. According to the territoriality principle, the HZMB Authority, which is responsible for the operation of the Main Bridge, will implement the Mainland's nationwide toll-free policy on small passenger vehicles during the Ching Ming holiday (from April 5 to 7).  

     Members of the public are reminded that if they wish to drive their private cars going to or returning from Zhuhai or Macao, the private car must possess a valid HZMB private car regular quota permit and licences and permits issued by the three governments, or have completed registration of the HZMB Macao Port Park-and-Ride Scheme and obtained a valid permit, including reserving a parking space for the East Car Park of the HZMB Frontier Post at the Macao Port.
     A spokesman for the TD advised that owners of Hong Kong-Guangdong cross-boundary private cars under the regular quota for using Shenzhen Bay Port cannot go through the HZMB to travel to/from Zhuhai during the Ching Ming holiday (from April 5 to April 7). The trial arrangement (for a period of two years) for these vehicles, without additional procedures, to use the HZMB to/from Zhuhai will only be implemented on April 29. As for the Hong Kong-Guangdong cross-boundary private cars under the regular quota for using boundary crossings at Lok Ma Chau (Huanggang), Man Kam To and Sha Tau Kok, they have been allowed to use the HZMB for trial for two years from February 25 this year.

Ends/Thursday, April 4, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:40