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Hong Kong-Guangdong-Macau-Taiwan Travel Bubble!

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  1. #1

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    Exclamation Hong Kong-Guangdong-Macau-Taiwan Travel Bubble!

    So it seems whatever travel bubble is under negotiation still lacks clarity. There are as yet no details in the news however after speaking with a local friend and a Taiwanese one it looks like it will be a burdensome bubble at best.

    Apparently in HK we'll be charged $1000-3000 per test, while Macau $600, and mainland $300 (TW $ unknown ATM). If travelling to TW we'll need to test before departure, test upon arrival, and test upon our return, meaning for a "short trip" to the island we'd (1 couple) be spending hours waiting on tests as well as anywhere from $4000-12,000 just for HK tests, in addition to likely inflated airfare, and hotel bookings.

    I was naively holding out hope we might be able to do a TW or MC trip this summer just for a small change of scenery and the physiological effects of some semblance of free travel but it doesn't look good.

    Has anyone else seen or heard the details of this forthcoming arrangement?

    https://macaunews.mo/travel-bubble-p...hnical-issues/

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    Well with the recent uptick in local cases travel bubbles are looking even more remote, not to mention the $1600 test fee quoted elsewhere on these forms.


    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...y-plans-abroad

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