Bus Passenger Real Name Registration Scheme to End Feb. 10

DSAT: Bus Passenger Real Name Registration Scheme Ends on Feb. 10 

The Macau government will terminate its "Bus Passenger Real Name Registration Scheme" on Feb. 10 as the special administrative region's COVID-19 measures begin a new stage.

The scheme was first introduced in November 2021 by the Transport Bureau (DSAT) for the government to trace all the passengers who rode the same public buses as those confirmed with COVID-19, according to a report by The Macau Post Daily on Jan. 17.

After Feb. 10, all holders of Macau Pass can enjoy travel discounts on public buses. According to the DSAT via the report, the personal data collected for the scheme will be deleted on May. 10. This gives Macau Pass holders leeway to register their personal data after the scheme's termination, so they can continue to use the pass' "loss-reporting function based on their personal needs."

During the launch of the Bus Passenger Real Name Registration Scheme, it was reported that over 590,000 Macau Pass accounts were registered.

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