The figures announced by the Statistics and Census Bureau show that in the first eight months of the year, 17,627,112 visitors came to Macau, 363.1 per cent more than in the same period last year.
The considerable increase is largely due to the effects of the pandemic prevention measures which were in force in Macau, Hong Kong and the Mainland.
In terms of August’s visitor origins, tourists from Mainland China stood at 2,322,580 (+700.5 per cent year-on-year), of which 1,341,623 had individual visas, up 979.7 per cent. In addition to these, the number of visitors from Hong Kong (711,684) and Taiwan (58,104) rose by 1,865.7 and 1,225.4 per cent respectively year-on-year.
2,573,185 visitors arrived by land (+695.1 per cent year-on-year), of which 1,223,326 (47.5 per cent of the total) entered through the Border Gate Checkpoint and 791,055 (30.7 per cent of the total) through the Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge Checkpoint. By sea and by air, 421,774 and 226,732 visitors arrived respectively.