6-month exemption from paying the 5% tourism tax, benefitting hotels, bars, gyms, karaoke bars and similar businesses (854 businesses).
“Special” interest-free loans of up to MOP 600,000 for local SMEs that have been operating for less than two years, to be repaid within 8 years.
Annual health vouchers (MOP 600 per person) for permanent residents will be given out twice this year instead of the customary annual one-time vouchers.
Government will fully subsidise all residential households’ water and electricity bills for 3 months.
An additional two months of financial assistance will be provided to disadvantaged families assisted by the Social Welfare Bureau.
MOP 3,000 consumption e-vouchers to be issued to each local resident after the epidemic has eased in order to boost local consumption and benefit SMEs in various sectors. These consumption e-vouchers will be in the form of MacauPass cards. Holders must use them within 3 months and are limited to spending up to MOP 300 per day. The scheme is applicable to businesses such as restaurants, retail outlets and department stores and the government expects to spend MOP 2.2 billion on this scheme.