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21 Additional E-channels Put into Use at PVG on New Year’s Day


On Jan. 1, 2018, Shanghai General Station of Immigration Inspection (SGSII) launched an additional batch of 21 automated border control lanes ( E-channels) at Pudong Airport. This has taken place a month after Dec. 1, 2017, when a total of 26 E-channels were put into use at both Pudong and Hongqiao Airports. It might well be viewed as a New Year Gift from SGSII to facilitate smooth clearance at the borders in Shanghai.

So far, a total of 113 E-channels have been erected at airports in Shanghai. Among all the E-channels, 50 arrival E-channels and 38 departure ones are founded in Pudong International Airport, 16 arrival E-channels and 9 departure ones in Hongqiao International Airport.

With the facilitative measures adopted by border control authorities gaining more popularity, more passengers choose E-channels for fast clearance experience. According to statistics, the annual number of exits and entries by E-channels in 2017 stands at 4.03 million, a drastic surge by 80% than previous year, among which, around 4 million are contributed by Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan residents. It is worth mentioning that, on Dec. 17, 2017, the number of exits and entries by E-channels broke the 30 thousand mark, breaking the previous record.