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Macao residents allowed to visit 9 cities of Greater Bay Area from 6 July

The Macao government will be extending the scope for the quarantine waiver to include 8 other Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities, according to a statement from the Government Information Bureau (GCS) this morning.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:45 am

The Macao government will be extending the scope for the quarantine waiver to include 8 other Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities, according to a statement from the Government Information Bureau (GCS) this morning.

The daily quota will be for 3,000 people and will begin on 6 July (Monday) at 8am.

In total, there will be 9 GBA cities included in this quarantine waiver: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing.

The quarantine waiver will have the same requirements as previously announced when those with official purposes, business activities or other special reasons can move between the Macao-Zhuhai border.

Those who have been granted the new quarantine waiver can only cross the Macao-Zhuhai border via the Hengqin border checkpoint – which is open 24/7 – or the Macao-Zhuhai checkpoint on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) – which operates between 8 am to 10 pm daily.

The quarantine waiver jointly carried out by the 9 GBA cities and the Macao government is valid for seven days each time.

Applicants must confirm that they have not been in any regions other than Macao and the mainland (i.e. Hong Kong, Taiwan or a foreign country) within the past 14 days before their intended entry into the 9 GBA cities. Those who have been granted the waiver must have no fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms and show their green Macao Health Code and valid nucleic acid test (NAT) certificate when crossing the Macao-Zhuhai border.

A valid NAT certificate refers to either a certificate proving that the holder has tested negative for COVID-19 within the past seven days, or a certificate indicating that he or she had their sample collected at least 24 hours previously.

In addition, those who have been granted the quarantine exemption must present a self-filled health declaration e-form to mainland customs officers when crossing the border.

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:45 am

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