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Macao eases travel restrictions on mainland visitors in boost for tourism

Tourists view the Christmas decorations at the Largo Do Senado in Macao, south China, Dec. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)

China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Wednesday eased travel restrictions on visitors from several places on the mainland, where recent COVID-19 flare-ups have been effectively reined in, in a timely adjustment that is set to boost the SAR’s tourism sector.

Following the move, Macao’s hotel occupancy rate went up by about 30 percent compared with the previous day, Chinese online travel agency platform Qunar told the Global Times on Wednesday.

The Macao Health Bureau announced on Tuesday that with effect from Wednesday, measures for individuals who have been to areas including Tianshui, Northwest China’s Gansu Province, Yinchuan, Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and Erenhot, North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region will be lifted.

Separately, the Macao authorities said the validity period for a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid…

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