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Visitor arrivals just 606,841 in April

Numbers are better than in March, but still pale in comparison to pre-novel coronavirus April 2019 when more than 3 million sampled Macao’s attractions.

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Numbers are better than in March, but still pale in comparison to pre-novel coronavirus April 2019 when more than 3 million sampled Macao’s attractions.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:40 am

Macao recorded 606,841 visitor arrivals in April, a month-on-month increase of 15.2 per cent thanks to the easing of Covid-19 entry curbs, the Statistics and Census Bureau has announced. 

However, the year-on-year figure was down 23.7 per cent. Macao has been impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic since January 2020, severely affecting its tourism industry. More than 3 million visitors travelled to the city in April 2019.

Overnight visitors (180,938) last month fell 59.8 per cent year-on-year, while same-day visitors (425,903) rose 23.7 per cent. 

As a result, visitors’ average length of stay dipped by 0.6 days to 1 day. Overnight visitors’ average length of stay grew by 0.7 day to 3.6 days. 

Mainlanders accounted for 88.1 per cent of all visitor arrivals last month, which also recorded 65,418 visitors from Hong Kong and 6,415 from Taiwan. 

In response to the Covid-19 risk, foreign nationals have been barred from entering Macao since March 2020.

In the first four months of the year, visitor arrivals dropped 2 per cent year-on-year to 2.48 million. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:40 am

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