Macau passport holders eligible for K-ETA this month 

The Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) will be temporarily available to Macau passport holders during Seoul Fest 2022, as well as to travelers from Japan and Taiwan. The relevant government department has stated that nationals of 107 countries or regions, including Portugal, will be able to apply for a K-ETA from August 4 to August 31. After September 1, Macau, Japan and Taiwan nationals who received a K-ETA approval this month will not be able to enter Korea using the K-ETA, as entry is only permitted until August 31. Those who enter Korea during the valid period can stay up to 90 days from date of entry. 

Ferry resumes between Macau and Hong Kong

Sailing between Inner Harbour Ferry Terminal and Wan Chai Ferry Pier resumes today (August 5), according to a notice from the Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA). In the initial stage of resumption, the ferry will depart every 30 minutes, and additional trips will be added depending on need. DSAMA reminds residents to keep apprised of the latest pandemic prevention measures in Guangdong and Macau before travelling and reduce unnecessary cross-border activities. The bureau has also strengthened cleaning and disinfection protocols of public facilities and vessels.

Polytechnic University awarded accreditation from UK QAA

Macao Polytechnic University (MPU) has received global accreditation for its quality education programs through a successful International Quality Review by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). The review findings indicate that MPU meets “international standards across all its academic areas, such as education, arts, languages, social and behavioral sciences, business and administration, information and communication technologies, health sciences, social services, sports, tourism and recreation management.” In particular, MPU’s student research and innovation as well as its talent cultivation model were both specifically recognized as areas of good practice. 

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