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Macau eases Covid-19 travel rules but tourism, casinos yet to rebound

Macau, the gaming hub on China’s south coast near Hong Kong, has endured some of the world’s strictest anti-coronavirus controls for nearly 3 years and a loosening of border restrictions is widely expected to boost its tourism-driven economy.

People wearing face masks walk in front of the ruins of Saint Paul's during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in Macau, China. Macau eases Covid-19 travel rules but tourism, casinos yet to rebound (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
People wearing face masks walk in front of the ruins of Saint Paul's during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in Macau, China. Macau eases Covid-19 travel rules but tourism, casinos yet to rebound (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
Updated on Jan 02, 2023 04:52 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Macao, Macau

Hong Kong scraps COVID app, eases curbs for foreign visitors

Overseas travelers will now be allowed to visit bars and restaurants immediately after arriving in Hong Kong. But several other COVID rules remain in place.

Overseas travelers are no longer required to stay out of bars during their first three days in Hong Kong. (Tyrone Siu/REUTERS)
Overseas travelers are no longer required to stay out of bars during their first three days in Hong Kong. (Tyrone Siu/REUTERS)
Published on Dec 13, 2022 05:10 PM IST
By, Delhi

Hong Kong top court allows British lawyer to defend pro-democracy media tycoon

Lai is perhaps Hong Kong's most prominent critic of China's Communist Party leaders including Xi Jinping, and Hong Kong's Department of Justice made repeated attempts to block British barrister, Timothy Owen, from representing him.

Lai faces a maximum possible life sentence for two counts of conspiracy to commit collusion with foreign countries or external elements.(AP)
Lai faces a maximum possible life sentence for two counts of conspiracy to commit collusion with foreign countries or external elements.(AP)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 05:51 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Hong Kong top leader tests positive for Covid

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee tested positive for Covid-19, days after his trip abroad for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Thailand where he met Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee (AP Photo)
Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee (AP Photo)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 06:33 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Hong Kong offers new visa scheme to woo global talent amid brain drain

Hong Kong's new Top Talent Pass Scheme will allow those earning an annual salary of 2.5 million Hong Kong dollars ($318,472) or more and graduates of the world’s top universities to work or pursue opportunities in the city for two years.

A man talks on his phone in front of the skyline in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Hong Kong's leader on Wednesday unveiled a new visa scheme to woo global talent, as the city seeks to stem a brain drain that has risked its status as an international financial center. (AP Photo/Vernon Yuen)
A man talks on his phone in front of the skyline in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Hong Kong's leader on Wednesday unveiled a new visa scheme to woo global talent, as the city seeks to stem a brain drain that has risked its status as an international financial center. (AP Photo/Vernon Yuen)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 08:10 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hong Kong
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