Macao recorded 5.89 million visitor arrivals last year, a year-on-year drop of 85.0 per cent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday.
Macao’s tourism and gaming sectors have been severely affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the local economy. Macao’s first novel coronavirus case was confirmed in late January 2020. Foreigners without a local residency permit have been barred from entering Macao since March last year.
In 2019, Macao recorded 39.4 million visitor arrivals.
Last year, Macao recorded 3.07 million same-day and 2.82 million overnight visitors, down by 85.2 per cent and 84.9 per cent respectively.
Visitors’ average length of stay rose by 0.2 day year-on-year to 1.4 days.
Mainland Chinese and Hongkongers accounted for 80.6 per cent and 14.2 per cent of all visitor arrivals last year respectively.
Last month’s number of visitor arrivals grew by 3.6 per cent month-on-month to 659,407. However, the number was down by 78.6 per cent year-on-year.
(The Macau Post Daily/Macao News)
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