Covid-19 test certificates will now be valid for seven days instead of 48 hours.
Macau.- People who intend to travel from Macau to the neighbouring city of Zhuhai will now be allowed to travel with a negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test certificate issued within seven days. The move extends the validity period of tests from 48-hours.
Mainland China continues to be the only country to have a largely quarantine-free travel bubble with Macau and Zhuhai is the mainland travel route for mainland Chinese tourists. From September 26 to October 18, the Zhuhai authorities imposed a mandatory quarantine most inbound passengers from Macau due to an outbreak of local Covid-19 cases that had a deep impact on the October Golden Week.
Authorities in Macau are in talks with mainland China about restarting the electronic version of the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) but it seems nothing will change in the short term.