Due to the global spread of the COVID-19, and after careful assessment and consideration, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced today the cancellation of the 31st Macao International Fireworks Display Contest, originally slated to be held this September and October.
Organised by MGTO, the Macao International Fireworks Display Contest (“the Contest”) invited outstanding fireworks teams worldwide to Macau every year.
However, due to the impact of the pandemic, Macau as well as various other countries and regions have adopted different border control measures.
MGTO was, therefore, unable to confirm the lineup of contestants in accordance with the schedule.
It is also estimated that the transportation of fireworks materials and related equipment will be affected. The current situation is viewed as unfavourable for contest preparations.
While paying close attention to the course of the pandemic, MGTO said that it is planning to readjust its lineup of events in the third and fourth quarters of this year, including the postponement of the 8th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo to September.
MGTO also intends to reschedule the Macao Light Festival, originally held every December, to an earlier period between late September and October, if conditions allow.