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Government may lift foreign non-resident workers’ travel restrictions

No timeline set out, but Chief Executive indicates NRW would be allowed to visit home country and return to Macao to work.

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No timeline set out, but Chief Executive indicates NRW would be allowed to visit home country and return to Macao to work.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:39 am

Hope is at hand for thousands of foreign non-resident workers (NRW) who have been stranded in Macao, after the Chief Executive, Ho Iat Seng, indicated that the government is considering lifting travel restrictions on them.

Ho did not offer any timeline for the relaxation of border restrictions for foreign workers, but he said that the Health Bureau is considering allowing foreign non-resident workers to return to their places of origin to visit and travel back to Macao.

“This, we will definitely consider,” Ho said. “I think our health authority should give this issue its full consideration. This is not a difficult issue, given that we have opened to domestic helpers of all nationalities. So as long as they have valid identification documents to travel and if it is convenient for them, then we can open this as well.”

But Ho Iat Seng stressed that all policy changes ultimately depend on the pandemic situation, TDM reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:39 am

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