Summary

This travel advice covers the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR). For mainland China, see travel advice for China

There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in China and elsewhere in the region, including Macao. The Macao government has announced a series of measures designed to prevent the spread of the virus, including at immigration. See Health

The Hong Kong SAR Government has announced that from 12.01am on 4 February 2020 (local time) all ferry crossings between Hong Kong and Macao will cease. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will remain open, including for commercial bus services. Anyone travelling into Hong Kong who has been to mainland China in the previous 14 days will be subject to a mandatory 14-day home quarantine. For more information, see travel advice for Hong Kong

There are reports of greater scrutiny from mainland authorities at border crossings into Macao at this time, including checks on travellers’ electronic devices. See Visits to mainland China

The typhoon season in Macao normally runs from April to October. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Macao, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Crime levels are low, but you should take sensible precautions against pick pocketing and other street crime. See Crime

In 2018, 58,303 British nationals visited Macao. Most visits are trouble-free.  

Consular support may be limited in Macao. However, the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong can provide consular support to British nationals.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.