The mandatory quarantine for visitors from Qingdao city has been lifted.
Macau.- Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes has said that the number of visitors entering the city has surpassed 20,000 a day on average. She said she expects the figure to continue growing.
Last week it was revealed that hotel occupancy in Macau grew 40 per cent month-on-month in September before the Golden Week holiday in October.
Fernandes confirmed that the 14-day mandatory quarantine for visitors from Qingdao city in Shandong Province has been lifted and that the MGTO was still in negotiations with the mainland authorities to reinstate group tours to Macau.
Macau has passed 120 days with no local cases of Covid-19 being reported.
Currently, only residents of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan can enter the city. However, the director said many of are still unaware they can travel to Macau, and that more promotion efforts were needed.
She said: “Many mainland residents still don’t believe you don’t need a test to go to Macau, so more work is needed to inform them they can visit Macau.
“Apart from discounts and benefits for visitors from the mainland, we have negotiated with many platforms in china not just for promoting products form Macau but also about the security situation in the city.”
In 2019, Macau welcomed around 40 million visitors, with a daily average of nearly 110,000.