Macao international travel guide in 2024

Macao international travel guide in 2024

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Macao has a population of 649K with main currency as Macanese Pataca. The languages spoken are Chinese. Macao travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Macau. Internet speed in Macau is on average 10.1 Mbps.In Macau you drive on the left side.

Macao travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for Macau and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. Macau's Law on Safeguarding National Security could be interpreted broadly, and you could break the law without intending to (see 'Local laws'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Macau.

Issue Date : Mar 13, 2024

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Macau uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.


The languages that are typically spoken are Chinese

Money in Macao


Macau uses the Macanese pataca (symbol: P), code MOP.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10 patacas. Pataca is subdivided into 100 avos. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 patacas.


Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Macau. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. Macau has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Internet in Macao


Internet speed in Macau is on average 10.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Macau is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.


You can buy a SIM card for about 301.54 MOP, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: 3 (Three), CTM or SmarTone. Macau uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Macau upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.


To call Macau, dial +, then 853 (the country code for Macau), then the area code and the local number.

Driving in Macao

Road rules

In Macau you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 20-60 km/h (12-37 mph) in all built-up areas, 50-80 km/h (31-49 mph) on undivided highways, 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on motorways and 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on expressways.


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Macao visa advice

If you're considering exploring Macao beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Macao transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Macao, understanding Macao Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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