Arrivals from Taiwan face one week’s self-health management again
Worsening Covid-19 situation on the island prompts increased safety measures in Macao.
Arrivals from Taiwan will have to practise seven days of self-health management once they have completed their 14-day hotel quarantine in Macao under revised regulations effective from today.
The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre decided to reimpose the “self-health management” requirement – which had been lifted two months ago – due to the latest development of Taiwan’s Covid-19 epidemic situation. After staying at the quarantine hotel for 14 days, seven days of “self-health management” are required.
Arrivals from Taiwan must also present a nucleic acid test (NAT) certificate confirming that they have tested negative for Covid-19 within the past 72 hours when boarding a Macao-bound plane, a change from the seven-day validity requirement which had been in force until yesterday.
As of yesterday, Taiwan’s Covid-19 tally stood at 1,256 including 12 deaths, according to worldometers.info. The island has a population of 23.8 million.
Those who have been to Hong Kong within 14 days prior to their entry to Macao must undergo 14 days of hotel quarantine. Since the government’s lift of then seven-day “self-health management” for arrivals from Hong Kong late last month, those who have completed their 14-day hotel quarantine in Macao after arriving from Hong Kong no longer need to practise “self-health management”. They must also present a NAT certificate confirming that they have tested negative for Covid-19 within the past 24 hours.
The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre also noted that the Macao Health Code colour of those undergoing self-health management will be yellow. Anyone with a yellow or red Macao Health Code is barred from entering hotels, shopping centres, public administration premises, border checkpoint buildings, medical institutions, and restaurants.
Medical institutions can only allow those with a yellow or red Macao Health Code to enter their premises “provided that special arrangements can be imposed on them”, The Macau Post Daily reported.