Macau travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Macau with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Macau.

Macau travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Macau with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Macau - quick facts
Time difference UK +8 hours
Language(s) Cantonese, English
Currency Macanese Pataca, Hong Kong Dollar
Electricity G plug (220V)
Driving side Left

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Macau weather

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Macau travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Macau from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Macau.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Macau travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Macau with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Macau, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Macau covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Macau with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Macau FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Macau including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Macau due to Covid-19?

Macau is open for tourism from the UK. No entry requirements from Hong Kong.

Negative PCR or Antigen test results required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Government of Macau for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Macau?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Macau. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Macau and the UK?

The time difference between Macau and the UK is UK time+8 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Macau?

The main languages spoken in Macau are Cantonese and English.

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What is the currency in Macau?

The currency in Macau is the Macanese Pataca (MOP) and the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD).

Which plugs are used in Macau?

Macau uses electrical plug type G (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Macau?

They drive on the left side of the road in Macau.

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