Electronic health declaration running smoothly

Macau’s new electronic health declaration was launched today, and the system appears to be running smoothly. The government said today that between 9am and 3pm, more than 7,000 users had filled in their information on the system.

It works quite simply. Anyone with a smartphone can either scan a QR code or directly access a web page (here) to enter the system. It’s easy to fill in a few fields, such as names, date of birth, gender, etc, plus travel document info and contact number. Then you need to declare where you have travelled in the last 14 days, and whether you have any “discomfort or symptoms” – cough and fever are the only two listed.

After going through this, and entering a verification code, an online health statement certificate is generated, with a bar code. It will say clearly whether you are asymptomatic or not. (This is assumedly for the benefit of anyone you need to show it to).

It is only valid for that day, however. After midnight, a new one must be generated.

The government has pointed out that any establishment has the right to refuse entry to anyone whose declaration form shows they are symptomatic.



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