Hong Kong-Macau travel bubble sees new hope

The two governments are engaging in discussions on the intercity quarantine-free travel flow for vaccinated individuals  

The precondition for the travel bubble is to prove that Hong Kong has no contagion risk in the community. Source: SeanHsu/Shutterstock

According to Tai Wa Hou, coordinator of the Health Bureau’s COVID-19 vaccination operation, there is hope that the Hong Kong-Macau travel bubble may resume, reported Macau Daily Times 

Travelers may travel between Hong Kong and Macau, even without the need for Hong Kong to register no local causes for 28 consecutive days.  

The precondition for the travel bubble to resume is scientific evidence to prove that Hong Kong’s recent confirmed cases are imported, and there isn’t contagion risk in the community.  

As of June 23, a confirmed COVID-19 case brought Hong Kong’s 16-day record of zero local cases to come to an end.  

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Moreover, as reported by iag, Hong Kong residents could be allowed to enter Macau without having to quarantine. Virus tests would be required before departing and after arriving in Macau.  

Currently, the two governments are discussing how to assess the “28 days” requirement which could reinstate the intercity quarantine-free travel flow for vaccinated persons.