COVID-19: Macau announces new restrictions on Hong Kong, China visitors

HONG KONG: Macau’s leader Ho Iat Seng said on Tuesday (Mar 24) that visitors from the Chinese mainland, neighbouring Hong Kong and Taiwan who have travelled overseas in the past 14 days will be banned from entering the world’s biggest gambling hub.

Visitors from greater China account for more than 90 per cent of overall tourists to Macau. Those who have not travelled abroad in the past two weeks will still be subject to 14 days of quarantine, Ho said.

READ: Macau casino takings plunge record 88% after virus closures

Macau has 25 confirmed coronavirus cases. The former Portuguese colony last week banned all foreign visitors and foreign non-resident workers from entering the territory but had exempted those from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

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