Air Macau will reopen international routes to Japan and Vietnam in October and Taiwan in November. This expansion marks a gradual return to normal travel after restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, surpassing mainland China's flight network for the first time in nearly three years.
The route to Hanoi is scheduled to reopen on October 12, with the route to Tokyo launching the next day. The Taipei route will reopen on November 1.
Air Macau believes the resumption of international routes for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic will create a "breakthrough" for Macau to better connect with other regions and countries. With the resumption of flights, the airline aims to push further Macau's friendly exchanges with Vietnam and Japan to strengthen the cultural ties and trade relations between Macau and the two countries and create more favorable conditions for mutually beneficial cooperation.
However, Macau still implements seven days of hotel medical observation and three additional days of health management, and there is no news of easing restrictions. Leong Iek Hou, head of the Health Bureau's Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Division mentioned that the Macau government still does not want to increase the risk of exposing COVID-19 to the community. Macau still has a long way to go before fully reopening to the outside world.
Before the re-opening of Air Macau's international routes, Scoot, Star Air, and EVA Air will be the sole providers of international routes from Macau to Singapore and Taiwan.
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