The COVID-19 episode has disrupted transport to and from Macao. Many air services have been suspended, in some cases until the end of June, and all ferry services have been halted until further notice.
Figures given by the operator of Macau International Airport show a 90-percent drop in the number of passengers using the airport in the first 16 days of February and a reduction of 70 percent in the number of takeoffs and landings.
Dozens of flights have been cancelled, including services to destinations in Mainland China such as the central province of Hubei where the COVID-19 virus was first reported, and a number of major Mainland cities. Flights have also been cancelled to and from other destinations – including the Taiwan region, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, among others – leading to a drastic reduction in air services at Macau International Airport. More details on cancelled flights are available at https://www.macau-airport.com/en/media-centre/press-release.
Passenger ferry services between Macao and Hong Kong were suspended on 4 February. Shuttle bus services between the two cities across the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge were stopped on 6 April, but operations were resumed on 8 May with reduced service frequency. Authorised vehicles can still use the bridge; reduced operating hours are in place at the Macao border checkpoint.
All ferry services between Macao and Shenzhen in the nearby province of Guangdong were suspended on 20 February. Passenger ferry services between the Inner Harbour Ferry Terminal in Macao and the Wanzai border post in Zhuhai, Guangdong were suspended on 27 March.