Hong Kong will shorten hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers, providing they pass an antibody test and are not coming in from countries deemed as high risk, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the situation.
Macau’s health authorities on Tuesday announced an easing of quarantine requirements for foreign non-residents that are already living in Macau, allowing them to travel to Mainland China and back without having to complete quarantine.
Sihanoukville has imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine on all passengers arriving by air from the capital and from Siem Reap to curb the spread of Covid.
Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam said that she had discussed the establishment of a possible travel bubble with Macau at the Boao Forum earlier this month.
Hong Kong’s Secretary for Food and Health has confirmed the relaxing of quarantine requirements for non-Hong Kong residents in Guangdong and Macau starting around mid-May.
As of Monday, 19th April, travellers coming from India, Pakistan and Philippines into Macau will have to spend four weeks in quarantine rather than the standard three weeks.
The quarantine rules in Metro Manila and four adjacent provinces have been eased starting today, according to an announcement by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.
More than 25 million people in Manila have been ordered into a strict lockdown after the Philippines reported 9,838 new covid-19 cases on Saturday, the highest single-day increase.
Macau has eased the 21-day quarantine restriction for visitors from Hong Kong, instead requiring 14 days of medical observation and 7 days of self-health checks.
Visitors who moved freely around their casino hotel in contravention of quarantine rules have lead to a spike in cases in Cambodia's Kandal province and the resulting closure of many of its casinos.