Guangdong Covid infections may hurt May holiday
04/13/2022|1:00:55 PM|GGRAsia

The fresh round of Covid-19 cases reported in mainland China’s Guangdong province next door to Macau, clouds the tourism outlook for the upcoming Labour Day holiday period in May, said Wong Fai, president of Macau Leisure Tourism Services Innovation Association, in comments to GGRAsia.

The Macau government said on Sunday that for now there would be no change to the 24-hour validity rule for a Covid-19 test applicable to people entering the city via any boundary checkpoint with Guangdong province.

China’s State Council has designated April 30 to May 4 as this year’s Labour Day holiday season, a period sometimes referred to by investment analysts as “May Golden Week”.

During last year’s Labour Day break – from May 1 to May 5 on the mainland  – Macau had 167,000 visitor arrivals. The average occupancy rate of the city’s hotels had been 83.2 percent, according to data from Macao Government Tourism Office.

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