Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Wednesday that she expected the government’s long-planned travel warning mechanism finally to be set up this year.
Senna Fernandes, who also heads the Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT), made the remark on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the “Art at Shipyard – Creative Fair” on the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) campus in Zape.
While there is currently no such mechanism in place in Macau, the GGCT has been issuing travel warnings through various channels.
Senna Fernandes said that under the planned mechanism, which would cover “many country and regions”, there would be three levels of warning.
Senna Fernandes said, that local insurance companies would have to pay our cancellation claims made by their customers who had purchased travel insurance, if the warning was on the second or third levels but the government is still in conversations with the local insurance sector about the mechanism.