Taiwan prohibits transit travellers chopping off Macau overseas travel pathway

Taiwan health and fitness authorities have declared that commencing from January 1, 2021 entry limitations and quarantine rules for overseas nationals will be tightened, together with for transit travellers, chopping off one particular of the only pathways for Macau people to vacation to and from outside Asia.

As stricter entry necessities are rolled out in Asia thanks to a far more contagious new coronavirus pressure, Taiwan announced that travellers transiting by way of the island will be temporarily prohibited.

Transit via the Taipei intercontinental airport was currently the main route made available by travel businesses for travellers departing Macau to locations in Europe and the US, or to return to the SAR from all those destinations, without the need of getting to carry out quarantine specifications, specially following airline routes by means of Seoul ended up cancelled.

Taiwanese authorities mentioned that Hong Kong and Macau people may perhaps enter Taiwan if they maintain an Alien Resident Certification (ARC) to fulfil contractual obligations as portion of interior transfers inside of multinational enterprises when they are the wife or husband or the underage youngster of an R.O.C. countrywide or when they receive authorization less than distinctive programs.

Quick-phrase small business travellers will be suitable for shortened quarantine durations in Taiwan, besides for those who have received authorization for their software, are now necessary to comprehensive the 14-day property quarantine.

The announcement will also drive travellers departing or returning to Macau to alter travel programs.

In a statement printed on its social media site, the Consulate Basic of Portugal in Macau and Hong Kong indicated that it experienced turn into mindful of the predicament of quite a few Portuguese people today with resident position in the MSAR who are in Portugal and intend to return to Macau.

“In watch of the choice by the Taiwanese authorities to prohibit the entry and transit of foreigners, the Consulate Standard of Portugal is creating contacts with the MSAR authorities, accountable for the return of its citizens to Macau, in purchase to uncover, with each other, a remedy to the difficulty,” the consulate stated.