Macau visitor arrivals up 30.7% in 2021

Nearly 7.71m visitors arrived in Macau last year.
Nearly 7.71m visitors arrived in Macau last year.

Macau registered 7.71m visitor arrivals in 2021, up 30.7 per cent year-on-year but down 80.0 per cent when compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Macau.- The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has reported that Macau received 7.971m tourists in 2021, up 30.7 per cent year-on-year. The average length of stay of visitors increased to 1.6 days during the period.

The number of overnight visitors in 2021 was close to 3.7 million, a year-on-year increase of 31 per cent. Official figures show that overnight visitors accounted for 48 per cent of total visitor arrivals. The number of visitors to Macau on the same day increased by 30.4 per cent to about 4.01 million.

In 2021, Macau received about 7.05 million tourists from mainland China, an increase of 48.2 per cent over the previous year. There were nearly 2.45 million individual trips, an increase of 31.3 per cent. Visitors from Hong Kong (589,014) and Taiwan (70,950) fell by 30.1 per cent and 31.9 per cent respectively as Macau remains closed to overseas tourists.

Mainland China continues to be the only country to have a largely quarantine-free travel bubble with Macau.

Macau continues to tighten travel restrictions due to Covid-19 cases

Authorities have imposed new travel restrictions on incoming travellers from mainland China, including those from Macau’s neighbouring city of Zhuhai in Guangdong province. Inbound travellers from Zhuhai must present a negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test result obtained in the previous 24 hours instead of in the previously set 48 hours.

Authorities in Zhuhai have tightened travel restrictions after seeing a rising number of Covid-19 infections in the city. Mass testing of the city’s entire population began on Sunday, according to Zhuhai’s health department.

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