Visitor arrivals plummet 98.8 pct in July

Macau welcomed only 9,759 tourist arrivals in July 2022 the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) said, accounting for a 98.8 per cent plunge as the SAR endured a partial lockdown and stringent broader restrictions due to a community COVID-19 outbreak.

As people entering Zhuhai from Macau were subject to centralised medical observation in July, some visitors extended their stay in Macao, bringing the average length of stay of overnight visitors to surge by 22.0 days to 25.4 days, DSEC explained.

In the first seven months of 2022, number of visitor arrivals dropped by 26.3 per cent  year-on-year to 3,474,866. The figure is only 14 per cent of the first seven months of pre-pandemic 2019.