The Macau SAR government has shortened the mandatory quarantine period on people arriving from Hong Kong from 21 days to 14 days, reflecting the latest easing of restrictions around Macau’s borders.
The easing comes as Hong Kong reported just four new locally acquired infections on Sunday – its lowest tally in more than two weeks as a recent outbreak linked to a gym is brought under control. Macau officials had extended the quarantine period to 21 days on 22 December 2020 due to rising COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong, however the recent launch of the neighboring SAR’s mass vaccination program and strict social distancing policies appear to be taking effect.
From 20 March 2021, individuals who have been to Hong Kong in the 14 days prior to their entry into Macau are required to undergo 14 days of quarantine in a hotel, followed by a 7-day self-health management period at home.
Arrivals of non-Macau residents from any place outside mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong are still banned, barring a few exceptions such as being the spouse or child of a Macau resident, to work or to study.
Over 36,400 people in Macau had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 21 March, with another 75,500 registered to receive theirs.