July 15, 2020

Guangdong lifts mandatory quarantine policy for Macau

Guangdong lifts mandatory quarantine policy for Macau

Guangdong, China—the Chinese province has announced that its mandatory 14-day quarantine period for all people coming from Macau will be lifted this week. This announcement comes after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic restrictions were eased.

The quarantine will be lifted starting July 15 (today). However, nine cities in Guangdong will still restrict the entry of visitors for an unspecified period. People coming from Macau will now be required to remain in Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Foshan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen, Zhongshan, or Zhaoqing.

In addition, they must not have travelled oversees within 14 days before coming into Guangdong, and must sign a health declaration, as well as testing negative for Covid-19 within seven days of travelling.

Visitors are also required to sing up to a local health app and use it to send daily updates about their health for the next 14 days. They are also prohibited from travelling beyond the nine cities without consent from the local authorities.

The lifting of restrictions could signify something positive for Macau’s casino industry, which has been badly affected by decreasing numbers of visitors due to the travel and quarantine restrictions imposed.

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