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Recent Guangdong measure excludes foreigners living in Macao

The Guangdong government’s quarantine lifting for arrivals from Macao is applicable to Macao residents and mainlanders as well as Hong Kong people and Taiwan people who live either in Macao or Guangdong and commute between the two regions.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:43 am

The Guangdong government’s quarantine lifting for arrivals from Macao is applicable to Macao residents and mainlanders as well as Hong Kong people and Taiwan people who live either in Macao or Guangdong and commute between the two regions. For Macao residents, only those who hold a mainland-issued Home Return Permit are covered by the Guangdong government’s quarantine lifting, which means that foreign nationals holding a Macao ID card are not covered by the quarantine lifting. A Home Return Permit, officially known as Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents, is only issued to Chinese nationals who are permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macao as their travel document to the mainland.

Tuesday’s statement pointed out that people who have entered the province within 14 days must declare their health condition on the Guangdong Health Code every day and properly carry out COVID-19 protection measures.

Tuesday’s statement said that the Guangdong Health Code of travellers who fail to declare their health condition on the code within 48 hours after entering the province will indicate red. The statement said that the red code will only be lifted after they declare their health condition on the Guangdong Health Code for two consecutive days.

Tuesday’s statement also pointed out that after arriving at their destinations, those who have a fixed residence or workplace must report their arrival to the community committees there in a “timely” manner. The travellers should refrain from going out and participating in any activities involving crowds within the 14 days after entering the province. The statement also pointed out that those who stay at a hotel must declare their health status to the hotel staff when checking in.

Tuesday’s statement warned that Macao residents who have travelled beyond Guangdong within the 14 days after entering the province will have their eligibility to enter the province from Macao without having to undergo quarantine cancelled. For mainlanders, the statement said that they will be barred from applying for various kinds of travel permits to Macao for a certain period of time.

No COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Macao for 32 days. All 46 COVID-19 patients in Macao have been discharged from hospital. Unlike Hong Kong, Macao has been spared a community outbreak of the disease.

(The Macau Post Daily/Macau News
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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:43 am

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