Future Macau/Hong Kong quarantine-free travel arrangement quota system to operate under ‘first-come, first served’ basis
12/21/2021|12:16:21 PM|Macau Business

The quota system for an initial quarantine-free cross-border arrangement with Hong Kong would operate under a ‘first-come, first served’ online application system for non-urgent travel, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U said today (Monday).

As many as 3,000 Hong Kong residents a day could be allowed to travel to mainland China under a much-anticipated quarantine-free scheme expected to come into force this week.

The final decision on the border reopening rested with the central government, and would also depend on the latest Covid-19 outbreak situation in neighbouring Guangdong province, which has experienced a recent surge in cases.

Arrivals coming from Hong Kong are still required to carry out a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Macau, with quarantine free travel between the SARs not allowed basically since the pandemic outbreak in 2020.

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