Visitor arrivals tumble 99.7pct y-on-y in April

The number of visitor arrivals reported in April has tumbled by 99.7 per cent year-on-year in April to only 11,041, data provided today (Thursday) by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) revealed.

That amount also represented a 95 per cent fall from March, as stricter entry restrictions were in imposed in the region to contain a surge in imported Covid-19 cases.

In April the number of visitors from Mainland China sank by 99.6 per cent year-on-year to 10,500, with only 328 visitors from Hong Kong and 210 from Taiwan.

Overall, the number of visitors in the first four months of 2020 went down by 76.6 per cent year-on-year to about 3.2 million, with Mainland China visitors going down by more than 70 per cent to some 2.3 million.

Macau has not reported new Covid-19 cases for 42 days.