Foreign travel advice

Macao

Summary

Typhoon Hato caused significant damage and flooding to Macao on 23 August 2017. The power and water supply has been lost in some areas. Telecommunications remain functional but are operating on a contingency basis. There’s substantial flooding in the centre of the old town and in parts of the Cotai strip. Travel and public transport are severely disrupted.

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.