Foreign travel advice

Macao

Summary

Typhoon Hato and Tropical Storm Pakhar caused significant damage to infrastructure in Macao on 23 and 27 August 2017 respectively. Basic amenities have been restored, flood waters are receding and a clean-up operation is underway, but storm damage, débris and flooding will continue to cause disruption to travel and public transport. See Natural disasters

You should follow the advice of the local authorities. If you require urgent assistance contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on +85229013000 or the Macao government’s hotline for tourists on +85328333000.

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 2016, 61,300 British nationals visited Macao. Most visits are trouble-free.  

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.