Casinos and resorts look forward to an easing of travel restrictions between Macau and Guangdong.
Macau.- Resort and casino operators in Macau are looking forward to an easing of restrictions that will allow Hong Kong residents to travel to Macau without medical examination or 14-day quarantine on arrival.
Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U said travellers with “business or practical travel needs” would be able to apply to the Health Bureau for an exemption to travel to Zhuhai without a medical examination. People will be able to start applying for the permit from June 11.
To receive the exemption, residents will need to have medical tests two days before their intended travel, but after that they’ll be able to come and go without further testing.
The Macau government will also launch a shuttle service to Hong Kong International Airport, intended to bring back any residents stranded abroad, although those using it will have to undergo 14-day quarantine.
Local authorities have drawn up a new health code to certify residents when they visit Macau and Guangdong in order to ease border restrictions and boost the economy.
Macau’s gambling industry is eager for tourism to return. The measures cannot come soon enought for resort operators such as Galaxy Entertainment Group, which has said it is losing $2.8 million a day.