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Inbound travellers to Macao face new Covid-19 rules

Anyone who has been infected within two months must test negative in three consecutive NATs at least 14 days before travelling.

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Anyone who has been infected within two months must test negative in three consecutive NATs at least 14 days before travelling.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

Starting tomorrow, anyone who has been infected with Covid-19 within two months will only be allowed to board transport to Macao at least 14 days after having tested negative for Covid-19 in three consecutive tests which must be carried out at least 24 hours apart.

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre said that travellers can undergo the three required Covid-19 tests in either nucleic acid tests (NAT) or antigen tests.

Additionally, all travellers boarding Macao-bound transport will continue to be subject to the government’s current Covid-19 NAT and vaccination requirements.

The centre said the government will cancel its current measure for those intending to travel to Macao who had previously been infected with Covid-19.

The centre noted that according to the current measure, which started on 25 October last year and is still valid today, those who had previously been infected with Covid-19 are only allowed to board a Macao-bound plane at least two months after the onset of the novel coronavirus disease or after having their first Covid-19 test with a positive result. In addition, air passengers must present a certificate issued by medical institutions at the place from where they depart confirming that they have fully recovered from the novel coronavirus disease.

The centre said that from tomorrow those intending to travel to Macao who were infected with Covid-19 over two months ago will no longer need to present a recovery certificate.

Unlike the current measure which is only applicable to air passengers, the centre noted that the new measure will apply  to those boarding any means of transport, namely a plane and a ferry, as well as a shuttle bus from Hong Kong via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

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