Just 212,311 visited Macau in March due to the restriction still in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Macau.- The Statistic and Census Bureau announced that the number of visitors during March in Macau fell by 93.7 per cent year-on-year to 212,311 due to restrictions in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Visitor numbers have been in free fall since restrictions were put in place, including the temporary suspension of individual and group visas.
While times are undoubtedly tough, the number of visitors to Macau in March represents a 35.8 per cent increase on from February.
But year on year, the numbers reflect the impact the Coronavirus crisis is having.
Overnight visitors (125,896) and same-day visitors (86,415) declined respectively by 92.0 per cent and 95.2 per cent.
The average length of stay of visitors went up by 1.8 days year-on-year to 3.0 days; overnight visitors prolonged their stay by 2.5 days to 4.7 days.
The duration for same-day visitors remained unchanged at 0.2 days.
In terms of source markets, the number of mainland Chinese visitors fell by 96.3 per cent year-on-year to 88,890.
Those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) fell 99.4 per cent.
Visitors from Hong Kong (111,347) fell by 81.5 per cent from the prior-year period, while those from other major source markets showed decreases of more than 90 per cent, the Bureau said.