Visitor arrivals for May 2020

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that there were 16,133 visitor arrivals in May 2020, which represented a decline of 99.5% year-on-year and yet an increase of 46.1% month-to-month. Overnight visitors and same-day visitors totalled 9,115 and 7,018 respectively. The average length of stay of visitors extended by 4.1 days year-on-year to 5.3 days, as overnight visitors stayed longer for an average of 14.7 days (+12.4 days) on account of medical observation required for visitors upon arrival. Meanwhile, the duration for same-day visitors (0.2 day) remained unchanged.

In terms of source of visitors, number of Mainland visitors decreased by 99.4% year-on-year to 14,793 (91.7% of total), with those from the nine Pearl River Delta cities in the Greater Bay Area (7,136) falling by 99.2%. Meanwhile, there were 1,184 visitors from Hong Kong and 152 from Taiwan.

Analysed by checkpoint, there were 16,062 visitors who came to Macao by land and more than 70% of them (11,771) arrived through the Border Gate. Besides, visitor arrivals by air totalled 71.

In the first five months of 2020, number of visitor arrivals dropped by 81.1% year-on-year to 3,246,344. Same-day visitors (1,710,013) and overnight visitors (1,536,331) declined by 81.5% and 80.7% respectively. The average length of stay of visitors went up by 0.3 day year-on-year to 1.4 days, with that of overnight visitors (2.7 days) increasing by 0.5 day while that of same-day visitors (0.2 day) staying unchanged. Analysed by source market, visitors from mainland China (2,318,522), Hong Kong (651,380) and Taiwan (81,302) recorded decreases, and those from the United States (13,469), Australia (7,904) and Canada (6,175) also declined.

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