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Mainland China individual traveller scheme to Macau and HK expanded  


The Chinese Central Government has announced plans to expand the current individual visit scheme for Chinese nationals to visit Macau and Hong Kong.

This expansion will now include the two major cities of Xi’an and Qingdao, potentially adding around 20 million visitors to Macau and Hong Kong. The implementation of the expanded scheme will take effect on March 6th.

The announcement was made during the visit of a top Chinese official to Hong Kong. 

Xia Baolong, the chief in charge of Macau and Hong Kong affairs in the Central Government, is on a 7-day visit to Hong Kong, during which benefit measures aimed at boosting Hong Kong’s economy will be announced.

Despite authorities’ efforts to increase international visitors, Macau’s gaming industry continues to heavily rely on Chinese visitors.

Viviana Chan
Viviana Chan
Viviana Chan is an editor, interpreter, and journalist. With over a decade of experience, she writes in English, Chinese, and Portuguese. Viviana started her career in Macau-based newspapers, where she became passionate about the region's social, financial, and cultural development. Her writing focuses on the economy, emerging industries, gaming development, political affairs, and cross cultural-exchange in the business and cultural domains. She is avid for news and eager to discover and cover stories that generate public relevance.