US places Macao on “Do Not Travel” list due to Covid-19
Macao, which has been one of the lowest affected cities in the world by Covid-19, has been placed on US's "Do Not Travel" list.
The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the United States Department of State issued a travel advisory for its citizens advising them not to travel to Macao due to the Covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday. Macao’s travel status has been updated to a Level 4 “Do Not Travel”, the highest travel advisory level, number 1 being the lowest.
The Bureau also issued travel advice to US citizens to reconsider travelling to China or Hong Kong due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, with both Hong Kong and China being listed as Level 3 “Reconsider Travel”.
Meanwhile the Macao government re-confirmed today that to prevent the spread of Covid-19 “even Macao residents, if they return to the territory from foreign countries, are required to undergo 21 days of medical observation and 7 days of self-management of health”.
In the same statement issued by the Government Information Bureau, it said that “Currently, Macao is still not a suitable region for tourist destinations for foreigners.”
To date, Macao has not suffered any Covid-19 community transmission cases and has only recorded 49 cases, of which 47 are imported cases and two are related to imported cases.