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URGENT TRAVEL ALERT - HONG KONG AND MACAO

Date:

02/29/2020


URGENT TRAVEL ALERT - HONG KONG AND MACAO

MACAO

The Public Security Police force of Macau, border Control Department, has just informed the Consulate General of the following:

In accordance with article 14 of the Law no. 2/2004 "Law on the Prevention, Control and Treatment of Infectious diseases" the MSAR Government has decided that starting from 12:00 noon today (29th February), individuals who have been to Italy within the past 14 days prior to their entry into Macao must, at the discretion of the health authorities, undergo medical observation in isolation for 14 days at a designated venue, without prejudice to other epidemic prevention measures of the MSAR Government.

For Macao residents, medical observation can be carried out at a domestic venue deemed appropriate by the health authorities, whereas non-Macao residents will be placed at a designated hotel at their own expenses.

 

HONG KONG

The Hong Kong Government has just informed the Consulate General of Italy that, starting from the midnight of Sunday 1st March (during the night between Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March), the following measures will entry into force:

1) all travelers, resident or non-resident in Hong Kong, who have been to the Italian Regions of Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna in the previous 14 days from their arrival in Hong Kong will be placed in a mandatory 14-day quarantine in the quarantine
centers set up by the Government.

This measure does not apply to passengers in airport transit in Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna.

2) All travelers who have been to other Italian Regions (Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna excluded) in the previous 14 days
from their arrival in Hong Kong, will be given medical guidance at their arrival and will not be subject to any restriction.

These measures will remain valid until further communications.

The official announcement will be issued later tonight on the website of the Hong Kong Government: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html


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