Tourism

Thai officials announce extra measures for arrivals due to COVID-19

The Thai government has now enhanced prevention measures for COVID-19.

9 Mar, 2020

Macau imposes quarantine on arrivals from Japan, Germany, France, Spain (Update)

With effect from midday Tuesday, all those who have been in Germany, France, Spain or Japan within the past 14 days prior to their entry into Macau will have to stay under medical surveillance for 14 days.

9 Mar, 2020

Thailand imposes reporting requirement on Macau arrivals but not quarantine

Thai authorities on Friday said arrivals from Macau and five other jurisdictions would have to issue daily reports on their health.

6 Mar, 2020

Thailand classifies Macau as ‘high-risk for COVID-19’

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) has classified Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Iran, France and Germany as “countries/administrative regions at risk for COVID-19.

6 Mar, 2020

Macau issues Italy travel warning

The Macau government's Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) issued on Saturday a Level 2 Travel Alert to Italy. 

29 Feb, 2020

Macau imposes quarantine on arrivals from Iran, Italy

The Macau government has imposed 14-day medical surveillance in isolation on arrivals who had been to Italy or Iran within the past 14 days prior to their entry into Macau. 

29 Feb, 2020

Hotel guests drop 11% to 1.09 million in January

1.09 million guests checked into Macau's 122 hotels and guesthouses last month, a year-on-year decrease of 11.4%.

29 Feb, 2020

Macau visitors drop 16.8% to 2.8 million in Jan over COVID-19 threat

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, Macau's number of visitor arrivals dropped 16.8% year-on-year to 2.85 million in January.

28 Feb, 2020

Smoking to be banned in all parks from Sunday: IAM

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement Thursday that smoking will be banned in all public parks from Sunday.  

28 Feb, 2020

COVID-19 epidemic affects tourism ‘very much’: MGTO chief

MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes admitted that the COVID-19 epidemic has been affecting Macau’s tourism “very much”.

26 Feb, 2020

MGM helps SMEs fight COVID-19

MGM said that to fulfil its corporate social responsibility it has launched the "MGM SME Anti-epidemic Support" programme as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic. 

25 Feb, 2020

Macau classifies South Korea as high-prevalence COVID-19 area

Travellers who had been in South Korea 14 days prior to their arrival here have to submit themselves to a medical examination in Macau.

24 Feb, 2020

16 of 29 hotels closed over COVID-19 threat reopen

Sixteen of the 29 hotels and guesthouses that had closed their doors in Macau in response to the COVID-19 threat have meanwhile reopened.

20 Feb, 2020

Hotel occupancy falls to 11.6% over COVID-19 threat: MGTO

The average room occupancy rate of Macau's hotels and guesthouses fell to 11.6% between February 1-14

18 Feb, 2020

Macau MGM Hotel closes

The Macau MGM hotel has temporarily closed to support government measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Macau and in view of the small number of customers.

14 Feb, 2020

Grand Lisboa Hotel awarded 5 stars from Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 2020 star award winners today with Grand Lisboa receiving 5 stars for the first time.

13 Feb, 2020

26 hotels closed over COVID-19: govt

The Macau Government Tourism Office announced that the number of hotels and guesthouses temporarily closed because of a lack of guests and personnel due to the COVID-19 epidemic has reached 26.

12 Feb, 2020

Macau’s borders crossed by 46,000 people daily

46,000 people crossed all entry points to Macau on Sunday which is the lowest on record.

9 Feb, 2020

CNY hotel occupancy rate falls to 52.9%

Due to the novel coronavirus crisis Macau's average hotel room occupancy fell 43.8 percentage points to 52.9 percent during the seven-day Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday period (January 24-30).

1 Feb, 2020

Wuhan virus pushes visitors down by 78%

Macau's number of visitor arrivals fell 78.3% to 261.069 in the past seven days.

31 Jan, 2020