Macau Drops Covid Restrictions

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Lawmakers in Macau have dropped most of its Covid restrictions for travellers as China has dropped many of its restrictions amid surging infection numbers.

The changes will go into effect on January 8th, and will see visitors no longer required to get prior authorization to enter the city. Visitors from mainland China won't be subject to PCR testing, but visitors from other countries arriving by sea or air will have to test negative before arriving.

Macau has been heavily impacted by the pandemic and travel restrictions imposed by China. Revenues have dropped 85.6% from 2019 to present, spelling serious trouble for an island jurisdiction who's economy is mostly reliant on traveling gamblers.

We'll be reporting on the financial performance of Macau throughout 2023, so readers will be able to see if relaxed restrictions have a positive impact for the casinos stationed on the former Portuguese colony.

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Kingston Li // Asia Correspondent
Kingston Li
Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.