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NAT fee cut to MOP 45 at regular testing stations and resorts

Health Bureau will continue to press city’s testing institutions to further reduce their NAT fees, which are more expensive than mainland China’s but much cheaper than Hong Kong’s.

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Health Bureau will continue to press city’s testing institutions to further reduce their NAT fees, which are more expensive than mainland China’s but much cheaper than Hong Kong’s.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:51 am

Nucleic acid test (NAT) fees at the city’s regular testing stations have been cut to MOP 45.

The new fee took effect yesterday, a MOP 5 reduction from the previous MOP 50, which had been in force since early last month.

Since the launch of Macao’s paid NAT programme in May 2020 when each test cost MOP 180, the fee has been reduced several times.

Currently, the city has around four-dozen NAT sampling stations offering paid tests run by five testing institutions, many of which are outdoor stations. About 10 NAT sampling stations in casino-hotel resorts also offer paid tests. The new NAT fee of MOP 45 is also applicable to tests carried out at stations in casino-hotel resorts.

Wong Weng Man, acting chief of the Health Promotion Division of the Health Bureau said that the bureau will continue asking the city’s testing institutions to further reduce their NAT fees.

While the NAT fee in Macao is higher than in mainland China, it is significantly lower than in Hong Kong where each test costs up to MOP 240, varying among different private testing institutions, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:51 am

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