Arrivals were up 53.7 per cent when compared to August, mainly due to an easing of travel restrictions.
Macau.- The national statistics bureau has reported that 629,085 visitors arrived in Macau in September, up 53.7 per cent when compared to August, when the city received only 409,207 visitors mainly due to restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The figure was up 40.1 per cent when compared to 2020. During the first nine months of the year, Macau welcomed almost 5.76 million guests, up 43.2 per cent year-on-year. Mainland China continues to be the only country to have a largely quarantine-free travel bubble with Macau.
It is expected that the figure will decline in October due to a new outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the city, which had a deep impact on the highly anticipated October Golden Week. Data from the Public Security Police show that daily average visitors to Macau during the holiday period was down 93.7 per cent compared with last year.
Zhuhai deemed Macau to be a medium-to-high risk area for Covid-19 and authorities tightened restrictions for people who have travelled from Macau.
Analysts also expect revenue will be down 80 per cent when compared to pre-pandemic levels.