Visitors entering from Zhuhai now have to show a negative Covid-19 test issued within 24 hours before arrival.
Macau.- Visitors entering Macau from Zhuhai in the neighbouring province of Guangdong must hold a negative nucleic acid Covid-19 test certificate issued within 24 hours prior to arrival. The new measure was imposed on March 18.
The announcement was made by the Macau Novel Coronavirus Response Coordination Centre due to a rise in Covid-19 cases in mainland China. Last week, authorities in China reported 1,226 new cases of domestically transmitted Covid-19 infections. Macau casino operator stocks fell sharply as a result.
China remains the only country with a largely quarantine-free travel bubble with Macau.
Macau visitor arrivals down 5.6% in February
Authorities in Macau have reported that 655,505 tourists visited the city in February. The figure was down 5.6 per cent when compared to the previous month, despite the Chinese New Year holiday. The number of tourists from mainland China rose 60 per cent year-on-year to 609,249, of which 196,523 entered on individual visitor visas.