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Shenzhen citizen`s entry to Hong Kong restricted

2015-04-13 13:36:43Source:XinhuaAuthor:

Shenzhen residents will no longer receive multiple entry permits to enter Hong Kong after a policy was enacted to limit their travel to "one visit a week" on Monday.

Shenzhen citizens holding annual entry permits to Hong Hong can now enter the city once a week with a maximum length of stay of seven days per visit, according to a circular released by the Ministry of Public Security.

Previously, citizens of Shenzhen, Hong Kong's neighbouring city on the mainland, were allowed unlimited visits to Hong Kong with their entry permit.

The decision was made by the central government after huge numbers of tourists from the mainland put a strain on Hong Kong's accommodation capacity, the circular said.