Borders will probably remain closed over the summer holiday period.
Macau.- The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has said borders will mostly remain closed during the summer holiday period despite an easing of restrictions for travellers from Hong Kong and Guangdong.
MGTO head Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes warned it would be a slow summer for casino operators.
She said: “Chinese or foreign visitors are unlikely to enter Macau, visitation will be limited to certain groups of visitors.”
The occupancy level in the city’s hotels saw a small recovery in May, but remains at historic low levels for the first five months of the year.
MGTO is encouraging hotels and casinos to offer more discounts and promotions for locals, who will be unable to travel elsewhere. Macau will soon receive than 800 residents coming back in chartered ferries from Hong Kong International Airport.
The Office hopes for residents to begin reactivating the economy and is boosting programmes for locals to experience activities usually aimed at tourists since they expect entry to be restricted for some time.