All Macau casino workers and visitors will be required to undergo Covid-19 testing to enter the casino. This was the headline news we got from the latest statement coming from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. If you live in the city or plan on visiting Macau in the near future, this page will help you find out the latest information and safety requirements in the city’s casinos.
The DICJ Statement
The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, also known as DICJ, issued new requirements and guides in the statement they made on Monday, July 13th. From Wednesday, July 15th, all people who wish to enter Macau’s casinos will have to test negative for the Coronavirus. Anyone who intends to work or play in any of the city’s casinos will have to present a health-declaration statement and a valid nucleic acid test. Additionally, every person will have their body temperature measured before entering the casino.
The DICJ also urged casino operators to implement more rigorous inspection methods to ensure that all epidemic prevention methods are as efficient as they can be. They again appealed to venues to follow the recommended guidelines for fresh air circulation and ensure optimal indoor air quality to minimize the spread of airborne particles. While this page is focused on the gaming side of these measures, all of the latest requirements also apply to all people who wish to enter any non-gaming area in Macau as well.
Aside from all of this new information, there is some good news regarding travel to and from Macau. On the same day of the previous announcements, the DICJ also announced that they would be removing the ban for people who had been in Hubei in the last 14 days prior to coming to the city. This ban has prior been in place for almost six months. In the same line, the 14-day quarantine requirement for people traveling to and from the Guangdong province has been lifted.
The Availability of Covid-19 Tests
Although most countries around the world are struggling with obtaining Covid-19 tests, Macau’s Health Bureau assures all citizens and tourists that there are enough tests for everyone. The government’s current testing capacity is 16,000 tests per day. These nucleic acid tests are fast-acting and provide you with results on the spot. So, while it may take you a few minutes more to enter the casino, if you plan on gaming in Macau, the enclave welcomes you.