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Local airport to provide nucleic acid testing

The Macau International Airport (MIA) has opened a nucleic acid tests (NAT) service on the third level of its passenger terminal building. 

The service, which opened on January 13 – will be operated by Kuo Kim (Macau) Hygiene Testing Company Limited, the third-party testing institution that has been contracted by the lock Health Bureau (SS).

The testing services will be provided to air passengers with valid tickets, staff from related entities of MIA, and borders’ frontline staff registered with the SS at MOP100 per test, with not free first test as with other public service testing locations.

Eligible users need to make an appointment to undergo nucleic acid tests at MIA via the designated online appointment system.

MIA reported some 1.17 million passenger movements in 2020, a number 88 per cent lower than in the year prior, half of them involving Mainland China residents.