Macau authorities have ended restrictions for those coming from Guangdong as Covid-19 cases decline.
Macau.- A month and a half after imposing a 14-day quarantine on visitors from districts in Guangdong province, Macau has relaxed the restrictions amid a fall in Covid-19 cases.
Macau’s government made the announcement today (July 7) after authorities lifted a quarantine requirement for people travelling from the Dashi subdistrict in Panyu.
For now, there is only one city in mainland China that remains on Macau’s quarantine list: Ruili, in southwest China’s Yunnan province bordering Myanmar.
There have no been announcements regarding Covid-19 countermeasures at casinos and other tourism venues.
People who enter the casinos must wear masks and have their temperature checked. They also have to present the Macao Health Code, the government document that classifies health status by colour: red, yellow, and green.
According to the new measures, holders whose Macao Health Code is red or yellow will be denied admission to casinos and other venues.
Other venues covered by the countermeasure include hotels and guest houses, restaurants, bars, karaoke lounges, nightclubs, saunas, massage parlours and health clubs.
Macau’s gaming and tourism sectors wait for HK-Macau travel bubble
Macau health official Tai Wa Hou has said more time is needed to allow Macau to observe the latest developments in Hong Kong.
The two cities were in advanced conversations over easing restrictions as Hong Kong hadn’t recorded a community case since June 7, which means the city had reached the 28 days without a local Covid-19 case that Macau set as a condition for a travel bubble.
Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd said it expected the possible travel bubble could allow 3,000 fully vaccinated visitors per day during the initial phase of reopening.
However, Tai Wa Hou has said that any relaxation of restrictions for people travelling from Hong Kong will require “in-depth communication and assessment” with the relevant mainland authorities.
Some 51 hotels had expressed an interest in Macau’s plans to allow quarantine-free inbound travel from Hong Kong. One of the key matters being discussed was access to casino floors, most likely with limits on visitor numbers.