The local government’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced in a statement on Tuesday that from today all those who have entered Guangdong from Macao can now travel within the whole province.
The statement said that the Zhuhai government has notified its Macao counterpart of the new measure, which starts at 6 am today, to “facilitate the gradual restoration of the normal movement of people between Guangdong and Macao”.
The Guangdong government-imposed 14-day quarantine on arrivals from foreign countries as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan on March 27. The Guangdong government lifted its 14-day quarantine requirement for arrivals from Macao as of July 15. Guangdong’s quarantine measure for arrivals from elsewhere remains in force.
Before today’s new measure, since the Guangdong government’s quarantine lifting on 15 July, local residents who had entered Guangdong from Macao could only travel within the nine Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities in the province, namely Dongguan, Foshan, Guangzhou, Huizhou, Jiangmen, Shenzhen, Zhaoqing, Zhongshan and Zhuhai.
Since 15 July, Macao residents who work or live in Guangdong and mainlanders returning to the province from Macao have already been permitted to travel within the whole province.
The GBA comprises the nine Guangdong cities and the nation’s two special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macao.
Only those who can present their green Guangdong Health Code – which is converted from the Macao Health Code – and a valid nucleic acid test (NAT) certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within the past seven days are allowed to enter Guangdong from Macao.
Those entering Guangdong from Macao must confirm that they have not been to a foreign country, Hong Kong or Taiwan within the 14 days prior to their entry into Guangdong.