For those looking to make a trip to Macau in China, the Health Bureau of Macau just announced that all people from ages of 12 and above arriving to the region from Hong Kong or Taiwan must produce proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This new rule will be effective from 21st February 2022.
As per reports, in order to qualify as being fully vaccinated, each individual must have completed an initial series or have received a double dose of vaccination. These doses need to be taken within the past seven months or the individual must produce a medical certificate of unsuitability for COVID-19 vaccination. The ones who have completed their initial series of vaccination more than seven months before their travel to Macau are required to receive booster shots to be eligible to enter.
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According to Macau’s Health Bureau, most of the COVID-19 vaccines require a double dose with only a few vaccines involving either a single dose or three doses to provide initial protection against the virus.
The quarantine measures have remained the same for those arriving from Hong Kong or Taiwan. As per the measures, all individuals will need to quarantine for 14 days if arriving from Hong Kong and 21 days if coming from Taiwan.
The stricter rules with regards to entry policy towards visitors arriving from Hong Kong and Taiwan are due to both cities reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases. Hong Kong reported a record of 4,285 new cases this past Wednesday alone with another 7,000 preliminary positive cases.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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