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Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and is located 64 Km from Hong Kong. Macau includes both the Taipa and Coloane Islands and borders Pearl River Delta to the east and south and China's Zhuhai City to the north.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Macau
A traveler needs a valid passport with one or more empty pages for an entry stamp, a visa if they do not qualify for a visa waiver program, and a return or onward air ticket in order to enter Macau. The visa can only be issued after the visitor proves that he or she has more than $600 for their stay in Macau. Visitors who are in transit or likely to spend 48 or fewer hours are exempt from an entry visa to Macau. No vaccinations are required to visit Macau but some infections require an appointment and approval from medical officers before entry is permitted. The visa can be obtained in advance from a Chinese embassy or consulate in your country or upon arrival in Macau.
Things/Items Allowed into Macau
When traveling to Macau, you are allowed to bring without duty clothes, jewelry or perfume for personal use, 19 cigarettes or 25 grams of tobacco products and no more than 1 liter of alcohol.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Macau
・ Medicine or Drugs without a Doctor's Prescription
・ Endangered Plants and Animals
Things/Items Forbidden into Macau
・ Medicines or Drugs without a Doctor's Prescription
・ Endangered Plants and Animals
Voice of Travelers to Macau
Admission to University of Macau
I am Lee from Indonesia, I secured an admission to study Computer Science at the University of Macau last fall. This was the first time I traveled abroad and I was excited by the prospect of experiencing a new culture. My family and friends helped me secure a study visa and ticket to Macau. To receive a visa to Macau, one needs to present a valid passport, travel ticket, accommodation ticket and proof of enough funds to sustain living in Macau. Things moved quickly and within two weeks before my departure to Macau, I had my passport, air ticket and accommodation ticket ready. I boarded the Air Asia flight to Macau and the service was marvelous. As a student with a study visa and a ticket, I checked in an extra bag. I would recommend anyone to the university, studies are top notch, especially if you are research oriented.
Job relocation to Macau
I am Rose from Wales. I work with GateWay International and last spring we opened a branch in Macau. I relocated to Macau after being appointed as the country manager. Macau offers a diverse culture compared to Cardiff which is very exciting. With the help of my friend Winnie, I secured the cheapest ticket to Macau. She searched online for the cheapest ticket two weeks prior to my departure to Macau. It is advisable to purchase your ticket six weeks before traveling because air tickets are cheaper. British Airways offered the cheapest ticket at the time I was planning to travel to Macau, offering a 10% discount on the purchased ticket. Overall, relocating to Macau was a nice experience. Flight attendants were exceptionally friendly and offered great food that was satisfying to everyone.
Macau Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What's fun is there in Macau to do and enjoy?
A. Macau is a famous holiday destination for tourists, known for its indoor and outdoor activities. Macau is famous for being the world's gambling capital, having a range of casinos, exciting cuisine, and brilliant museums and galleries. As a tourist, you can experience the mixture of Portuguese and Chinese culture embedded within Macau. Don't forget to visit local scenic spots like Flora Gardens and enjoy the local cuisine of bacalhau or serradurra.
Q. What is the best time to visit Macau?
A. The best time to visit Macau is between October and December when the weather is dry and moderately warm. If you plan to enjoy Macau's famous casinos, shopping, and other indoor activities, then there is no bad time to visit.
Q. How do I buy a ticket to Macau?
A. You can purchase a ticket to Macau by buying it online or visiting the corresponding travel companies by yourself. Searching online for the ticket to Macau is the best way to compare ticket prices and choose the most affordable one. The cheapest ticket to Macau can be bought online six weeks prior to your departure. Certain airlines offer a direct ticket to Macau; it is important to check the flight itinerary before purchasing the ticket. Alternatively, one can visit a travel agent who can advise more on choosing the appropriate ticket to Macau.
Macau - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Macau International Airport ・ Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (China)
・ Incheon international Airport (Seoul, Korea)
・ Singapore Changi Airport(Singapore)
・ Haikou Meilan International Airport (China)
Flight Routes to Macau
Macau International Airport is a commercial service airport located at the eastern end of the Taipa Islands and serves as the only entry point to Macau by air. Travelers can fly with a budget air ticket to Macau on Air Asia or fly with affordable airfares on Vietnam Airlines, Philippine Airlines or Hainan Airlines. A valid passport and a visa (if you do not qualify for a visa waiver program) will be required for entry to Macau.