Macau saw the number of visitors arriving in August fall 48.2% compared with July, negatively impacted by tighter border restrictions as a result of a family of four testing positive to COVID-19 during the first week of the month.
They proved to be the first and only local cases recorded in Macau since April 2020.
According to figures releases by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), a total of 409,207 visitors arrived in Macau in August, which despite representing around half of the 789,407 arrivals in July was still 80.2% higher than in August 2020.
The number of same-day visitors grew 64.9% year-on-year to 257,966 and the number of overnight visitors by 114.1% to 151,241.
Of the 369,467 visitors from mainland China, 74,049 or 20% arrived under the Individual Visit Scheme. Visitors from the nine Pearl River Delta cities in the Greater Bay Area totalled 226,453 with 65.0% of those coming from Zhuhai.
For the first eight months of 2021 combined, visitor arrivals are up 43.6% year-on-year to 5,126,443, comprising 2,622,633 overnight visitors and 2,503,810 same-day visitors. The average length of stay of visitors rose has risen by 0.2 days year-on-year to 1.6 days.