Macao

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Macao?

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

Basic facts about Macao

Macao is a tiny country located in Eastern Asia. The capital of Macao is ? and the most spoken language is Chinese. The national currency in Macao is Macanese pataca (MOP).

What taxi apps are available in Macao?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Macao.

Uber is available only in one city: Macau. Bolt is not available in Macao.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate.

Practical information

Macanese pataca (MOP)Official currency
1 EUR~9.06 MOP
1 USD~8.04 MOP

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Macao?

There are 2 common languages spoken in Macao: Chinese and Portuguese. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Chinese. As you go away from the main tourist destinations and into smaller towns and villages, you will notice a decrease in the usage of English, particularly among older generations over 50 years old. This is where knowing a few simple Chinese words may help.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Macao was ranked 45th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Macao?

There are 4 common plug types used in Macao:

Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  Type G 220 V, 50 Hz  Type M 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Macao?

Currently, citizens of 81 countries can enter Macao without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Macao?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Macao.

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

Is it safe in Macao?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On June 16, 2021, the risk level for Macao was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Macao

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Macao:

China
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