Macau has lifted its ban on international passenger flights starting midnight on Sunday, though lengthy quarantines lasting between 21 to 28 days still remain.
The 15-day ban on commercial passenger flights began on January 9 with the aim of reducing possible risks associated with Covid-19 for public health in Macau after several positive cases arrived from overseas.
Macau has highlighted 22 countries as “extremely high-risk”, including Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), India, Indonesia, Iran, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Turkey, the United States and Zimbabwe.
Those coming from these regions will be required to present a nucleic acid test certificate (NAT), and will be subject to 28 day’s mandatory hotel quarantine.
Visitors from all other countries will need to present a NAT certificate and serve 21 days hotel quarantine.