Some 51 hotels have shown interest in accepting quarantine-free guests coming from Hong Kong with limited movements and short trips.
Macau.- Some 51 hotels have expressed an interest in Macau’s plans to allow quarantine-free inbound travel from Hong Kong.
The initiative proposes that people who arrive from Hong Kong could be allowed to enter casino resorts and hotels but would have to comply with stricter rules limiting their movements.
Visitors wouldn’t have access to bars, nightclubs or swimming pools. Authorities haven’t given details regarding eating arrangements at public places.
Macau health official Tai Wa Hou said the initiative would probably be launched once Hong Kong passes 14 days of zero Covid-19 cases.
Although there is no exact date for when the initiative could start, local media believe it could begin by July 11.
Visitors will also have to present the Macao Health Code, the government document that classifies health status by colour: red, yellow, and green, which could add a blue colour for those arriving from Hong Kong.
Tai Wa Hou added that the quarantine-free bubble for visitors from Hong Kong would only be for those that had been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 14 days before travel.
A Hong Kong-Macau travel bubble is highly anticipated by the tourism and gaming sector after a weak performance during June and expectations surrounding the summer holidays.