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Quarantine waiver for all mainland Chinese blue card holders

All Macau non-resident workers (blue card holders) of Chinese nationality who reside in the mainland may be exempted from the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Macau starting from Sunday (July 19), according to an executive order published by the Chief Executive in the Official Gazette. A previous decision implemented on June 22, limited the quarantine waiver only to Chinese non-resident workers with residence in Zhuhai.

Following the requirements from the Health Bureau, in order to cross the border to Macau and be exempted from quarantine, the mainland Chinese non-resident workers will need to present a valid negative Covid-19 test (nucleic acid test) as well as a recognised green health code.

The dispatch published this Saturday lifts the special mesures imposed on mainland Chinese blue card holders earlier this year to contain the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Foreign blue card holders are still not allowed to enter Macau.