Visitor arrivals plunge 70 pct after new COVID-19 cases

The number of tourists arriving in Macau saw a 70 per cent decline on Saturday, compared with the previous day, according to data provided by the Public Security Police.

There were 10 thousand tourists entering the SAR on September 25, the day after three new COVID-19 cases were announced, prompting a new round of mass testing. 

PSP also revealed that the number of border crossings went down by 43 per cent to a total of 214 thousand. 

The city’s new pandemic developments are set to take a toll on the upcoming October 1stNational Day Golden Week. Many local businesses were banking on revenue coming from Mainland tourists in the coming week.