Quarantine exemption extended to the whole Guangdong province

The current quarantine exemption granted to Macau residents for entry in Guangdong will be extended to the whole province starting from 6:00am of July 29, health authorities indicated today (Tuesday).

Previously local residents who obtained a valid Covid-19 negative nucleic acid test and transferred the local health code to the Guangdong system were allowed to only circulate within the nine major cities of the province, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Huizhou, Zhaoqing and Jiangmen.

Eligible local residents will now be able to circulate in the whole province, but with authorities underlining the measure applies for entries through the SAR’s border checkpoints.

Anyone who crosses the border must declare their health status daily through the Guangdong health code system.

If they fail to do so for 48 consecutive hours, the code will turn ‘red’, something that can only be reverted after updating the health status for two consecutive days.

Local residents who hold foreign passports are still not included in the quarantine exemptions, as Chinese authorities have suspended any valid entry visas and halted the issuing of new visas, apart from some special exemptions.