Macau expected to receive mainland tour group from Nov for first time in nearly three years

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Macau will hopefully be able to receive mainland tour groups again from November, for the first time in nearly three years, said Chief Executive Ho Iat-seng on Saturday.

He made the request because mainland visitors are very important to the local economy and central authorities had approved it, he said.

Tour groups from Guangdong, Fujian, Zhejiang and Jiangsu and Shanghai will be able to come first, adding the initial target is to receive around 40,000 visitors a day – which is half of the capacity prior to the Covid pandemic, he added.