Finally and for the first-time, I took the high speed rail from Hong Kong into Shenzhen.
Despite the lunar new year festive period, the station didn't seem as crowded as I remembered it pre-COVID.
I got my tickets online from 12306.cn, the official site of China Railway for all rail passes in China. I collected the hard copies from one of the counters the day before to avoid any long queues on the day itself.
Once you pass through the gantry, numerous signboards will prompt you to fill up an online health and itinerary declaration form, which will generate a unique QR code for scanning at the border control points. While there are no swab or PCR tests at this point, you are required to obtain a negative PCR report within 48 hours before departure.
And that's it - this post is as short as the journey on the high speed rail.