Macau GGR dips from July to August ahead of easing of testing rules

| By Nosa Omoigui
Macau has recorded revenue figures of MOP4.4bn (£402.1m/€467.9m) for August 2021, representing an increase of 234.0% from the same period last year.
Macau revenue increases from 2020 despite 2019 fall

When compared to pre-pandemic 2019 however, revenue figures are down significantly from MOP24.26bn. August 2021’s revenue figure is also down by almost half from the previous month, when the total was MOP8.44bn.

Revenue for the year to date currently stands at MOP61.91bn for 2021, compared to MOP198.22bn in 2019.

This news comes as Macau has made changes to its Covid-19 guidelines for people entering the country, relaxing its testing rules.

If a person enters Macau from Mainland China without having been abroad in the previous 14 days, they must produce a negative result from a Covid test issued within the previous seven days. The time frame for a negative test had previously been 48 hours rather than seven days.

Rules for Hong Kong and Taiwan remain the same, while visitors from anywhere else remain prohibited.

Previous Covid-induced travel restrictions imposed on those entering Macau from Mainland China were lifted back in February.

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