Macau introduced a “7+3” quarantine arrangement for international arrivals, including for those from Hong Kong, starting August 6. An official press release mentioned other post-arrival requirements for travellers, including four days of self-health monitoring and five post-quarantine nucleic acid tests (NATs).

Macau-bound travellers will now spend the first seven days of their post-arrival isolation period at a quarantine hotel, and the following three days undergoing self-health management. During this three-day period, they are discouraged from going to crowded areas and attending gatherings. They must then observe an additional four days of self-health monitoring.

Overseas arrivals must generate a Macao Health Code and take NATs on Days 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 after they complete their hotel quarantine. Users will be issued the following codes based on their NAT status:

  • Yellow: The default colour that all arrivals are issued after they complete their seven-day hotel quarantine period.
  • Green: If the Day 3 post-quarantine NAT is negative. Travel to the Mainland from Macau is possible only with a green code.
  • Red: If the Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 post-quarantine NATs are not done.

Users will also get a yellow code if they do not take their Day 5 and Day 7 post-quarantine NATs, even if they get a green code after their Day 3 post-quarantine NAT. The green code will be restored only if they undergo a NAT. These measures only apply to those are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or who have not been vaccinated on medical grounds.

Travellers who test positive for the virus upon arrival in Macau or during their hotel quarantine period will be transferred to a centralised isolation facility till at least the tenth day after their arrival in the city.

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In June, Macau implemented a “10+7” arrangement for international arrivals, during which they spent the first 10 days at a quarantine hotel and the remaining seven days undergoing self-health monitoring.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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