Visitor arrivals in Macau fall 95.6% in February due to Covid-19

23 March 2020

The measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the region led to Macau receiving just 156,300 visitors in February, which is a drop of 95.6% compared with the same month of 2019, said the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau.

The average stay by visitors reached 2.8 days, an additional 1.8 days year-on-year, due to longer stays by visitors from Mainland China, who accounted for the majority of visitor arrivals in Macau.

The number of visitor arrivals in Macau in February showed a decrease of more than 90%, on year, almost regardless of the place of origin, with those arriving from China registering a drop of 97.2% with a total of just 72,300.

The number of visitors from Hong Kong (62,400) and Taiwan (5,967) decreased by 90.5% and 92.8% on year, respectively, and visitors from the United States of America (1,262) and Canada (880) registered falls of over 80%.

The Statistics and Census Bureau also said that Macau had received 3.0 million people in the first two months of the year, a fall of 56.9% compared with the same period of 2019, and the average length of stay was 1.3 days, or 0.2 days more than in the same period of last year. (macauhub)