Macao tightens restrictions on non-resident arrivals
Updated 18:00, 24-Mar-2020

Macao will ban all visitors from the Chinese mainland, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Taiwan who have traveled overseas from entering the region starting Wednesday, Ho Iat Seng, chief executive of the Macao SAR, said at a press briefing on Tuesday.

Anyone who has visited Hong Kong and Taiwan within 14 days before their entry to Macao is required to undergo a 14-day medical observation at a place designated by health authorities, added Ho.

Macao has 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 10 recovered patients, according to statistics from the National Health Commission on Tuesday.

Last week, the region banned all non-resident work permit holders, except residents of the Chinese mainland, HKSAR and Taiwan, from entering Macao.