Hong Kong will create a health code system to ease border restrictions with Guandong and Macau.
Hong Kong.- Authorities announced the launching of a health code system created to certify residents when they visit Macau and Guangdong and vice-versa, in order to ease border restrictions and boost economy.
The detailed plan will be announced early June, newspaper South China Morning Post reported.
Before applying for a QR health code, a person would have to undergo a Covid-19 test, the report states, valid for around seven days.
The decision comes after strong negotiations among authorities from Macau, Hong Kong and Guangdong intended to create a “travel bubble” enabling easier movement of people in the region.
With the tourism halted, and the lack of visitors from neighbouring areas, the gaming industry and the economy of Macau, Hong Kong and Guandong province are being severily hit.
At the beginning of this month, Macau health authorities launched a new tri-colour health code and upgraded version of its health declaration system, required o entry in the city or in venues inside the city, with the system recognised by Guangdong.
Users are required to answer three questions regarding their current health, travel history and history of close contact with a health code generated in green, yellow or red according to their status.
A green code indicates the individual has no link to any Covid-19 cases and is free to enter any venues. A yellow code means the individual is showing relevant symptoms or is listed as a regular contact, and the advice is to take active management of their own health. A a red code is issued for individuals listed as confirmed patients, suspected cases or close contacts, and are barred from entering the specific venue.