Macau not relaxing border restrictions yet

Macau tourism continues to be sharply impacted by border restrictions.
Macau tourism continues to be sharply impacted by border restrictions.

Governments in Macau and mainland China are still thrashing out plans regarding how best to lift border restrictions.

Macau.- Border restrictions are not going to be lifted in Macau, according to an official statement from health authorities.

Despite rumours that the Gongbei border and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge were resuming regular operating hours as of this Sunday, there are no confirmed details as to when border restrictions will be lifted.

The city has not registered any new cases of Coronavirus, but there are still 87 people in medical quarantine in Macau’s Pousada Marina Infante Hotel.

Macau is expecting to lift travel restrictions soon, but how and when depends on reaching agreements with officials in mainland China.

Both governments are working to firm up the final details of a plan that will allow visitors to return to Macau and for the SAR to begin to recover economically from the crisis.

Both governments are working on a mutual recognition of their respective health code systems and current capabilities for virus testing.

Some analysts have said the border restrictions are effectively a second casino shutdown because they are preventing tourists from accessing Macau by land at a time when air travel to the peninsula is almost non-existent.

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