The Macao government has announced that from 10 pm today all travellers entering the territory other than from medium risk regions in Mainland China and from Taiwan will be required to quarantine for 21 days in designated hotels.
These arriving travellers will be required to undergo two COVID-19 tests during quarantine and a third one on the 20th day. The decision to extend quarantine from 14 days to 21 was made after the pandemic situation in Europe seemingly worsened over the weekend with a new variant of the virus being discovered in the UK.
The 14-day quarantine requirement remains in place for those entering Macao from medium risk regions in Mainland China and from Taiwan.
It was also announced that those who have recently entered Macao and are undergoing the 14-day quarantine will be required to quarantine for an additional 7 days at a government-designated quarantine hotel.
There are currently 1537 people undergoing quarantine in Macao: 39 non-resident workers, 526 residents and 972 tourists.
Hong Kong has implemented a similar quarantine extension and has banned all passenger flights from the UK starting from tomorrow, Tuesday, 22 December.