Macau is increasing requirements due to the new strain of Covid-19 found in European countries.
Macau.- Health authorities have increased the quarantine period for overseas visitors from 14 to 21 days, except for travellers from mainland China and Taiwan.
Hong Kong has made a similar move for arrivals from the UK.
The changes come after an increase in cases of a new strain of Covid-19 in the UK. According to Britain’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre Coordinator Dr. Leong Iek Hou, positive matches of the new virus have been reported after the usual 14-day contagion period.
People entering Macau from middle-risk areas in mainland China (Beijing, Chengdu, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and Liaoning) and from Taiwan, will still have to quarantine for 14 days. Arrivals from low-risk areas in those countries are exempt from any quarantine measures.
All travellers who have already entered Macau from any destination other than Taiwan and mainland China and are still under medical observation will have to complete the 21-day period of self-health management at home. They will have to take a nucleic acid test on the 20th day.
Macau has recorded no locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 since June 26.