No reservation system has yet been put in place for the special isolation hotel to be established at the Treasure Hotel for arrivals from high risk countries or regions.
“We are still preparing the hotel, we do not have more details at the moment nor a reservation link. This has yet to be announced, ”Lau Fong Chi, public relations director of the Macau Government Tourism Board (MGTO), said at today’s pandemic update press conference. ‘hui.
It was previously announced that people arriving from high-risk countries would only be allowed to stay at the Treasure Hotel and would no longer be able to choose their preferred hotel, as the facility is currently in preparatory work and is expected to start operating in early December. .
The 500-room hotel has so far been used as a government-designated quarantine hotel, with authorities saying they have decided to choose the property as the first place of special isolation due to its large room capacity, of its separate building and its location away from the community.
Having a reservation at this hotel will be a requirement for boarding a flight to Macau for people coming from countries designated as high risk.
Currently, one of the only routes back to the SAR from areas outside of Greater China is through Singapore Airport, with all arrivals from this route considered “high secondary risk” and due to complete quarantine at the end of the year. Treasure Hotel.
Authorities will monitor the number of rooms available and find other hotels if the Treasure Hotel is full.
In order to reduce the risk of transmission for frontline hotel workers, authorities are also planning to start using automated robots to provide contactless services, such as body temperature analysis, disinfection and distribution of material.
Meanwhile, people coming from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and high-risk areas of mainland China will be able to select any quarantine hotel, but starting November 20, anyone entering the city – residents and non-residents alike. residents – will need to book quarantine hotels in advance and show proof of reservation upon entry.
Medical observation hotels have been divided into two categories: designated hotels, which have a fixed daily rate and are limited to Macau ID card holders and their relatives; and optional hotels, which are available to non-Macau ID holders and are priced as determined by property management.
Previously, residents were assigned to government-designated hotels upon arrival if they had not booked any optional hotels.
According to the MGTO representative, people can already make reservations at designated hotels through their website or by email, phone or social media.