Macau: visitors down 99.7% in April

Macau received a 99 percent less visitors in April due to the border restrictions.

Macau received 11,041 visitors in April due to the border restrictions relating to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Macau.- The number of visitors in April fell 99.7 per cent year-on-year to 11,041 according to the latest report from Macau’s Statistics and Census Service.

The figures also revealed the aggregate number of visitor arrivals to Macau in April represented a decline of 94.8 per cent from the previous month.

The sharp decrease is related to the tight border restrictions imposed by Macau’s government in March.

There is a ban on entry to the city for any visitor from either mainland China, Hong Kong or Taiwan who has travelled overseas in the previous 14 days.

The measures are intended to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Residents from either the mainland, Hong Kong or Taiwan who have been to any of the latter two places in the previous two weeks would also have to undergo a 14-day quarantine period upon arriving Macau.

Overseas tourists are also barred from entering the city.

In April, overnight visitors (6,383) and same-day visitors (4,658) declined by more than 99.0 per cent from the same period last year.

In terms of source markets, the number of mainland Chinese visitors declined by 99.6 per cent year-on-year to 10,500, with the number of those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) down 100 per cent to 87.

In April, visitors from Hong Kong (328) fell by 100 per cent from the prior-year period.

In the first four months of 2020, visitor arrivals to Macau totalled nearly 3.23million, down 76.6 per cent year-on-year.

Same-day visitors (1.7million) and overnight visitors (1.53million) decreased by 77.1 per cent and 76 per cent respectively.

Visitors from mainland China (2.3million) and Hong Kong (650,196) fell by 76.5 per cent and 73.9 per cent in year-on-year terms.

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