The first steps in economic recovery have already been taken. Now the casino capital of the world, Macau, has returned to issuing tourist visas for players. The once huge and financially developed city of Central Asia has been drained by the consequences of the coronavirus, as the flow of tourists has decreased many times. This led to massive losses for the gambling business. The city administration says the first visas will be issued this week. Hotels, gambling halls and restaurants are already returning to their usual work. Financial experts conducted an economic loss analysis, which said that every day of downtime costs $15 million in lost profits.
The issuance of tourist visas for private and corporate tours from mainland China will be carried out in several stages. Macau has the ability to make such decisions, since it is a separate administrative region, like Hong Kong. On the other hand, it is not said when to start issuing tourist passes to players from other countries. The nearby city of Zhuhai has already issued its first tourist visas, becoming the first city on the mainland to be allowed to visit Macau. According to representatives of the Immigration Administration of the state, every resident of China will soon have the opportunity to visit the world capital of gambling. By the end of September 2021, it is expected to return to the usual operating mode of the infrastructure.