Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said today that, depending on the COVID-19 epidemic situation at that time, he would consider gradually opening Macau’s borders again to tourists from the Chinese mainland from the end of this month.
Ho also said he planned to request the central government to extend the issuing of mainlanders’ permits to travel to Macau to more cities in the mainland.
The Chief Executive said that if no new COVID-19 cases are confirmed over a 22-day period, the government would be able to move ahead with its plan of allowing mainland tourists back into Macau. He said that after 10 days, the local government would possibly be able to “have more certainty” about its next move.
Mainland tourists have virtually been barred from Macau for two months.