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Macau aims easing Covid test on mainland air arrivals September 1

08/27/2021| 1:59:03 PM|

The plan would still be subject to “changes in the global Covid-19″ outlook.

Macau hopes to ease from September 1, the Covid-19 test validity period for people coming to the city on direct flights from mainland China. That is provided the Covid-19 situation in the city and in mainland China “continues to stabilise”, said Macau health official, Leong Iek Hou, in a Thursday media briefing giving an update on the city’s latest responses to Covid-19 developments.

Such easing would be from the stroke of midnight on September 1. From that time, people intending to enter Macau on a direct flight from mainland China will be required to hold a nucleic acid test certificate issued within seven days – instead of within 48 hours currently – proving they are ‘negative’ for Covid-19 infection, said Ms Leong.

The plan would still be subject to “changes in the global Covid-19″ outlook, she stated, although she did not give specific details of factors that might affect the plan.

Mainland China is currently the only place that have a largely-quarantine free travel arrangement with Macau. But the mainland has seen a fresh wave of Covid-19 infections since late July, which has only gradually started to subside in recent days.

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