Ho Iat Seng, Macau’s chief executive has said that once the city achieves an 80 per cent vaccination rate, it will be easier to negotiate a travel bubble with other regions.
Macau.- After a tough October due to an outbreak of local Covid-19 cases that heavily affected monthly GGR, Macau’s chief executive Ho Iat Seng has said he hopes the city will soon reach an 80 per cent vaccination rate, which would make it easier to negotiate border openings with other countries.
As of October 28, 456,368 people had been vaccinated, 108,777 of them with only one dose of a two-dose regime. According to Macau’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre, 50.9 per cent of the city’s population had received both doses of the vaccine.
The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has reported that average daily visits have shown a steady rebound. It said 30,512 tourists visited Macau on October 29 and 29,990 on October 30.
Macau tourism office director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes noted that after the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, the MGTO launched a campaign to promote the city as a safe destination. Mainland China continues to be the only country to have a largely quarantine-free travel bubble with Macau.