Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that visitor arrivals to Macao totalled 794,819 in April 2021, an increase of 5.3% month-to-month and an upsurge of 7,098.8% year-on-year. Overnight visitors and same-day visitors added up to 450,579 and 344,240 respectively. The average length of stay of visitors shortened by 5.7 days year-on-year to 1.6 days, with that of overnight visitors (2.9 days) reducing notably by 18.2 days on account of the adjustments in pandemic prevention measures; meanwhile, the duration for same-day visitors (0.1 day) remained unchanged.
In terms of source of visitors, number of Mainland visitors rocketed by 6,861.3% year-on-year to 730,934, with 300,467 of them travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme. Visitors from the nine Pearl River Delta cities in the Greater Bay Area totalled 383,623, of whom 47.3% came from Zhuhai. Meanwhile, there were 56,760 visitors from Hong Kong and 7,091 from Taiwan.
Analysed by checkpoint, number of visitor arrivals by land in April shot up by 6,356.8% year-on-year to 708,957, and 576,211 (81.3%) of them arrived through the Border Gate. Visitor arrivals by air and by sea totalled 62,288 and 23,574 respectively.
In the first four months of 2021, number of visitor arrivals dropped by 21.6% year-on-year to 2,533,247. Number of overnight visitors (1,369,771) and same-day visitors (1,163,476) fell by 10.3% and 31.7% year-on-year respectively. The average length of stay of visitors went up by 0.3 day year-on-year to 1.7 days; the duration for overnight visitors (3.0 days) rose by 0.3 day whereas that for same-day visitors (0.1 day) went down by 0.1 day.View gallery