Macau to resume Covid-19 test rules for mainland China

Covid-19 cases are rising in several locations in China.
Covid-19 cases are rising in several locations in China.

Visitors coming on direct flights from mainland China must hold a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours.

Macau.- Authorities have reported that all visitors that come to Macau from any mainland Chinese city must hold a negative nucleic acid test certificate for Covid-19.

According to Alvis Lo Iek Long, Macau’s Health Bureau, the acid test must be issued within 48 hours before travel.

The Macau government previously announced that it will update its health code. Visitors from mainland China will have to provide new information on vaccination status and whether people have previously contracted Covid-19. 

Mainland China continues to be the only country to have a largely quarantine-free travel bubble with Macau.

The government of Macau continues urging all citizens to get vaccinated as soon as possible as only 30 per cent of the population has received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Authorities want a vaccination rate of 80 per cent before considering a travel bubble with other regions outside of Mainland China.

Hong Kong-Macau travel bubble could be launched by September

The long-awaited travel bubble between Macau and Hong Kong could be launched in September, JP Morgan predicts.

The plan was delayed this month due to Hong Kong reporting a new case of Covid-19 since June 7. Macau has set a requirement of 28 days with no new cases to launch a travel bubble.

However, Macau authorities are reported to have invited experts from China’s National Health Commission to inspect the situation in Macau and provide opinions on a possible relaxation of travel restrictions with Hong Kong. 

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