MACAO TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Macau is an autonomous region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. A Portuguese territory until 1999, it reflects a mix of cultural influences. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, which joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, have earned it the nickname, "Las Vegas of Asia." One of its more striking landmarks is the tall Macau Tower, with sweeping city views.

 

Macau was one of the earliest European colonies in Asia and the last to be relinquished and thus has an even more visible colonial history than Hong Kong. Walking through the old city you could convince yourself you were in Europe - if the streets were devoid of people and signs not in Chinese, that is. The Portuguese and Macanese populations continue to maintain a presence but, as expected, most of the population is native Chinese.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Macau has restricted the entry of all non-Macau residents from anywhere except Hong Kong, Taiwan, or mainland China. Transit services are suspended at Macau International Airport.As of August 7, all travelers arriving from Hong Kong must present proof of a negative nucleic acid COVID-19 test conducted within 24 hours. Travelers who have been to Hong Kong in the 14 days before entry will be subject to a 14-day quarantine at a designated place. For more information, please see the Macau government’s website.Residents of Hong Kong, Taiwan or mainland China who have traveled overseas in the 14 days prior to their arrival will also be denied entry. Those who have visited Hong Kong or Taiwan in the 14 days prior to entry will be subject to 14 days of medical surveillance in a designated center. Macao residents who have been overseas or to Hong Kong or Taiwan in the 14 days prior to entry will be subject to 14 days of medical surveillance in a designated center.All travelers, including Macao residents, must obtain a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for coronavirus within the last 7 days before they are allowed to board their flight All air passengers will also have their temperature checked before boarding flights, and will be refused boarding if they have a fever.

 

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  • Capital: Macau
  • Government: Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
  • Currency: Macau Pataca (MOP) (official) and Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) (circulates)
  • Area: total: 28.2 km²
  • Population: 631 636 (2018)
  • Language: Portuguese and Chinese (Cantonese) (official languages), Chinese (Mandarin) and English (spoken in tourist areas)
  • Religion: Buddhist 92.3%, Christian (chiefly Roman Catholic) 6%, none and other 1.7% (2011 est.)
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz (rounded 3-pin 5A and 15A plug and UK 13A plug)
 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 1 January, New Year’s Day
  • 1 May, May Day
  • 1–3 October, National Day

Also, Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), Tomb Sweeping Day (Qing Ming), Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.

 

WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Subtropical; Marine With Cool Winters, Warm Summers

 

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