Jabs may be needed to cross border
Should vaccinations become compulsory for travellers, there will be some exemptions for reasons of health and age.
Health Bureau (SSM) Director Alvis Lo Iek Long has warned that the government is considering the possibility of requiring those who cross the border – entry and exit – to be fully inoculated against Covid-19.
According to Lo, anyone who cannot be vaccinated against Covid-19 for health reasons, and those who are not covered by the vaccination drive because of their age, can present a medical certificate so that they still can cross the border.
Under new SSM regulations, those who have been in Guangzhou or Foshan within the past 14 days have their Macao Health Code changed to yellow. The colour will change back to green 14 days after they left the two cities, The Macau Post Daily reported.
Normally, a red Macao Health Code indicates that the holder is a confirmed or suspected Covid-19 patient. Moreover, the Macao Health Code of all those who have been in Guangzhou or Foshan in the past 14 days and have not undergone the required one-off nucleic acid test will also change to red.
A green Macao Health Code indicates that the holder doesn’t have Covid-19 symptoms, hasn’t been in contact with Covid-19 patients and hasn’t visited any area affected by Covid-19.