Travel Information

Entry Requirements

✓ Passport and Visas

All visitors must hold a passport or a valid travel document for travel to Macau and are required to have a visa except nationals of countries which are exempted from a visa or entry permit.

There are three types of entry permit (i.e. Visa-upon-arrival) :
Individual - MOP$100 (MOP$50 for children under the age of 12)
Family Passport - MOP$200
Group - MOP$50 per person for groups of at least 10 people organized by a single travel manager and presenting a collective travel document

"Visa" and "Entry Permit" Exemption

  1. Nationals of the following countries are exempted in accordance with the written instruction of the Chief Executive:
    ➤ Albania
    ➤ Andorra
    ➤ Australia
    ➤ Austria
    ➤ Belgium
    ➤ Bosnia and Herzegovina
    ➤ Brazil
    ➤ Brunei
    ➤Cape Verde
    ➤New Zealand
    ➤San Marino
    ➤South Africa
    ➤South Korea
    ➤United Kingdom

    -(a total of 75 countries)-

  2. Individuals specified in international treaties;
  3. Holders of a "One-way Exit Permit", "Two-way Exit Permit", passport or other travel document issued by the authorities of the People’s Republic of China;
  4. Holders of a Hong Kong Identity Card, Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card or Re-entry Permit;
  5. Chinese in possession of a valid document for entering and departing from Macao;
  6. Individuals in possession of a travel document valid only for entering or returning to the Macao Special Administrative Region and preliminarily have their permanent residence status verified or declare possession of Residence Authorization;
  7. Holders of a Seaman’s Identity Book issued by countries having ratified in the International Labour Organization Convention 108 of 13 May 1958;
  8. Holders of a License or Crew Certificate (subject to travelling on duty only) issued under Annex 1 and 9 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation of 7 December 1944;
  9. Nationals and residents of the countries and regions which have reached an agreement with the Macao Special Administrative Region on passport-free entry to and departure from Macao;
  10. Holders of a diplomatic or consular identity card issued by the Macao or Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government;
  11. Transit visitors who intend to enter the Macao Special Administrative Region for less than 48 hours for the purpose of travelling onward to another destination via the Macao International Airport;
  12. Holders of a diplomatic passport;
  13. Holders of a "Laissez-Passer" issued by the United Nations, provided they are travelling on duty;
  14. Non-Portuguese in possession of a travel document issued by the Portuguese authorities;
  15. Holders of a valid "Non-resident Worker’s Permit" or "Special Stay Permit";
  16. Individuals entering Macao before the expiry date of the "Authorization to Stay (red stamp)" which is granted while pending the "Non-Resident Worker’s Permit";
  17. Individuals entering Macao before the expiry date of the "Special Authorization to Stay" which is granted for study purpose or to the reuniting family of a non-resident worker;
  18. Individuals entering Macao not later than the designated reporting date indicated on the "receipt" of the "Special Authorization to Stay" application or extension which is made for study purpose;
  19. Individuals entering Macao before the expiry date of the "Extension of Stay" which is granted in accordance with Articles 11 and 12 of Administrative Regulation No.5/2003;
  20. Individuals who have proof of having been granted Residence Authorization of the Macao Special Administrative Region;
  21. Individuals entering Macao before the expiry date of the "Extended Authorization to Stay (black stamp)" which is granted for the purpose of residence application;
  22. Individuals granted "Visa" and "Entry Permit" exemption by the Chief Executive;
  23. Under exceptional circumstances where proper reasons are given, individuals not meeting the legal requirements for entry or stay but granted Authorization to Enter and Stay in the Macao Special Administrative Region through the written instruction of the Chief Executive.

For further information on entry formalities, please contact the Macau Immigration Services of Public Security Police Force.
Tel: (853) 2872 5488

✓ Customs

✓ Embarkation Fee

By Air

Passenger Service Fee

General passenger MOP110 (approx. USD13.75)
Transfer passenger Exempted

Airport Security Fee

General passenger MOP30 (approx. USD3.75)
Transfer passenger MOP30 (approx. USD3.75)

For more information please visit website of Macau International Airport

Traveling to Macau

✓ By Air

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✓ Via Hong Kong International Airport (SkyPier Ferry Service)

Transfer passengers taking ferries to Macau DO NOT have to go through immigration procedures or reclaim baggage at Hong Kong International Airport. Please click here for details or download the leaflet.


Chinese and Portuguese are the official languages, Cantonese being most widely spoken. The official languages are used in government departments in all official documents and communications. English is generally used in trade, tourism and commerce.

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