Mandatory hotel quarantine for arrivals from 22 “extremely high-risk” Covid-19 countries has been cut from 28 days to 21, starting today.
The 22 “extremely high-risk” Covid-19 countries comprise Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), India, Indonesia, Iran, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Turkey, the United States, and Zimbabwe.
Hotel quarantine for arrivals from other foreign countries remains unchanged at 21 days. This also applies to those who have already started their hotel quarantine in Macao before the measure takes effect today.
The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre said that the Macao government has decided to shorten the hotel quarantine period “based on the latest Covid-19 epidemiological information”.
Observers note that the shortened hotel quarantine is based on the latest findings of research studies worldwide indicating that the Omicron variant has a relatively short incubation period.