Regular quotas for Hong Kong cross-boundary non-commercial private cars using HZMB to Macao open for application

     The Transport Department (TD) announced today (January 4) that the 500 regular quotas for Hong Kong cross-boundary non-commercial private cars using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) to Macao (Hong Kong quotas) will be re-allocated through open application. 

     The quotas were introduced by the governments of Hong Kong and Macao in October 2019 and allocated from April 2020 to February 2021. The quotas will expire from April 5 this year by phases.

     "Five hundred quotas are reopened for application, half of which are for company applicants and half are for individual applicants. The quotas are valid for no more than three years until April 5, 2026. All eligible applicants, including the existing quota holders of the batch, can submit applications. Persons allocated with the quota successfully are expected to be able to travel via the HZMB to and from Hong Kong and Macao starting from April 6 at the earliest", a TD spokesman said.

     The eligibility criteria of the quota application remain the same. The company quota is open for companies registered in both Hong Kong and Macao, or companies registered in Hong Kong and associated with another company registered in Macao. The quota for individuals is open to Hong Kong permanent residents employed with remuneration in Macao or who have established a registered company in Macao. The application criteria and licensing requirements for the Hong Kong quotas are in the Annex. Private cars with valid Hong Kong quotas will be permitted to access the city of Macao multiple times via the HZMB. The Hong Kong quota allotments will be re-allocated upon expiry through open application so that more people can benefit. The re-allocation exercise will not affect the validity of Hong Kong quotas in other batches.

     Eligible parties can apply for the Hong Kong quotas through the GovHK website ( from 9am on January 4 to 5.15pm on January 16, 2023. 

     For application procedures and details, please visit the TD's website ( or call 2804 2600.

Ends/Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Issued at HKT 11:55