Macao Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Macao Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Macao, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

If there is one place you should visit during your stopover in China, Macao is a priority. Whether you arrive in autumn, winter or spring, you will be continuously seduced by the beauty of this multifaceted region, renowned for its casinos and undiscovered treasures. Composed of Macau peninsula and two islands Taipa and Coloane, Macau is its own paradise. History enthusiasts will be fascinated by its countless vestiges that testify to the Portuguese presence on the territory. You will also have the chance to do plenty of sightseeing while visiting the historic centre of Macau. Piazza, temples, churches, Moorish barracks, cemeteries await you at every street corner.

While traveling to Macao, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A magnificent view in Macao

Recommended travel vaccinations for Macao

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveller’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Japanese EncephalitisMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Macao

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveller’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Macao


Medical Care in Macao

Macao serves as one of the safest places in Asia with regards to health. The health care system proves excellent and the health problems posed to foreigners are non-existent. You will have access to a variety of hospitals and clinic, including the  Macau Health Department, the Kiang Wu Hospital or the Taipa Medical Center. If you are victim of an accident or are suffering from a serious illness, you will need to be medically evacuated by plane to Hong Kong.

Whilst pharmacies are well stocked, they offer many forms of traditional Chinese medicine. It is wise to bring a first aid kit before travelling to the Macau territory.

For emergency services in Macao call 112 for a public ambulance.

Is Macao Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeRisk present
Tensions on the Korean PeninsulaRisk of tensions escalating quickly with North Korean nuclear missile tests
Road safetyNarrow roadsDrive on the left side
Public transportationWidely available
Risk levelNormal security precautions

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Macao?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

If staying under 30 days, then only a passport is required to enter Macau. The passport must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the date of departure.

If you’re planning a stay for more than 30 days, then Macao’s Immigration service must approve the duration of your trip.

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Embassy of Canada to Macao information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to China (HONG KONG)
Street Address:
9th Floor, 25 Westlands Road,
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong SAR, China

Tel.: 85 (2) 3719 4700
Fax: 85 (2) 2847 7561

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Hong Kong. There is no Canadian government office in Macao.