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HK lists Macau as 'at-risk' places for COVID

Residents who stayed in Macau in the last 14 days will be ineligible to return to Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong government has identified Macau as an “at-risk” place under the Return2HK scheme, after reports that the risk of local transmission in the area is “extremely high.”

Macau entered into a state of immediate prevention, following the report of its Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre of the “extremely high” risk of local transmission.

In light of this, Hong Kong will temporarily declare those who have stayed in Macau in the last 14 days from the day of their arrival in Hong Kong as ineligible to return to Hong Kong under the Return2HK scheme.

They will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine at home, and have to undergo compulsory testing on the third, the seventh, and the 12th days of arrival at Hong Kong during quarantine, as well as on the 16th and 19th days of arrival at Hong Kong after the completion of quarantine.

The arrangements of shortened quarantine period to seven days for fully vaccinated persons will also not be applicable. This will be in effect starting 4 August.

The Hong Kong SAR Government will continue to maintain close communication and liaison with the Mainland and Macau authorities on epidemic prevention and control measures of the three places.

It will adjust when appropriate the List of At-risk Places based on risk assessment and with reference to the epidemic developments of the three places.

Hong Kong residents intending to return to Hong Kong under the Return2hk Scheme should check in advance the List of At-risk Places as published on the Government website, and avoid staying in the proximity of areas listed on the List of At-risk Places.

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