Chinese exit-and-entry ports in major cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou on Monday fully resumed fast-lane services, as one of the country's efforts to facilitate cross-border travel, a move that was welcomed by travelers for improved convenience.
In Beijing alone, all 113 fast lanes at its two international airports were put into operation. In these lanes, passengers can use their identity cards at the first gate, and then pass through the second gate to finish the customs clearance procedure after relevant information is checked such as face and fingerprint identification, according to the Beijing immigration inspection authorities.
On Monday morning, many passengers came to the border inspection hall of Shanghai Pudong International Airport to deal with the border exit procedures.
As of 10 am on Monday, nearly 5,000 passengers had used fast-lane services for exit-entry procedures, accounting for more than 50% of the total inbound and outbound passengers, said Hu Shiyun, an official at the Shanghai airport immigration inspection station.
There were nearly 400 passengers who used the fast-lane services in the first hour after the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, resumed the services on Monday.
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