In a press release issued by Statistics and Census Services (DSEC), it is learned that merely 210 visitors arrived in Macau by Air in the month of July 2022.
The COVID-19 outbreak and travel restrictions across Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China have triggered a kind of resistance, recording a significant drop in the number of visitors visiting Macau.
Visitations to Macau dropped drastically on a year-on-year as well as on a month-on-month basis.
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that owing to the lingering impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, visitor arrivals declined by 98.8% year-on-year to 9,759 in July 2022; the figure also represented a fall of 97.4% month-on-month.
The numbers of same-day visitors 7,189 and overnight visitors 2,570 both recorded year-on-year decreases of over 90%, the release read.
In the first seven months of 2022, the number of visitor arrivals dropped by 26.3% year-on-year to 3,474,866; same-day visitors 2,188,015 and overnight visitors 1,286,851 fell by 2.6% and 47.9% respectively.
As people entering Zhuhai from Macao were subject to centralized medical observation in July, as a result, some visitors extended their stay in Macao, bringing the average length of stay of overnight visitors to surge from 22.0 days to 25.4 days.
With the duration for same-day visitors remaining at 0.1 day, the overall average length of stay of visitors increased by 6.5 days to 8.3 days, the release read.
The average length of stay of visitors decreased by 0.4-day year-on-year to 1.2 days, with that of same-day visitors 0.1 day remaining unchanged whereas that of overnight visitors 3.1 days raised by 0.1 day.
As regards the source of visitors, the number of visitors from mainland China plunged by 99.0% year-on-year to 7,321, with only 124 visitors traveling under the Individual Visit Scheme.
Visitors from the nine cities in the Pearl River Delta in the Greater Bay Area totaled 4,169, of whom 89.5% came from Zhuhai.
Besides, there were 497 visitors from Hong Kong and 1,877 from Taiwan.
Analyzed by checkpoint, the number of visitor arrivals by land tumbled by 98.6% year-on-year to 9,549 in July; among them, 63.7% arrived through the checkpoint of Border Gate (6,085) and 20.4% came via the Hengqin port (1,949).
Only 210 visitor arrivals by air were recorded for the period.