Macao visa requirements for Malagasys

Travel and visa requirements

Macanese Visa is not required for Malagasys

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • For a duration of 90 days, citizens of Madagascar can travel to Macao by Obtaining a visa upon their arrival in Macao.
  • Visitors are required to present a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Macao. The passport should have at least one blank page for visa stamping.
  • A detailed printed itinerary of your time in Macao and a confirmation of accommodation during the stay in the country, which can be in form of a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from a host already in the country will be required.
  • Travellers are also required to provide proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • There is no restriction on the import and export of both the local currency as well as various foreign currencies.
  • Any firearm or attack tool is regarded as a weapon and requires a license issued by the Public Security Police.
  • Malagasy minors travelling to Macao must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate is not required on entry into Macao, visitors are advised to get vaccinated against common illnesses before travelling.
  • Tourists from Madagascar with pets must have an import permit and must be accompanied by a Veterinary Health Certificate. Also, Cats and dogs must also be vaccinated against rabies, not less than 14 days and not more than one year prior to import.
  • Intending travellers can get to Macao from international airports in Madagascar. There are international airports in Antananarivo and Toamasina.
  • Air Madagascar, China Southern, Air China and EVA Air are some of the carriers that fly from Madagascar to Macao.
  • The estimated flight time from Madagascar to Macau, Macao is 23 hours, 40 minutes.
  • The official currency in Macao is the Macanese Pataca, most of the money in circulation in the Region is actually Hong Kong dollars. Visitors are advised to exchange their foreign currencies at banks and other exchange outlets in the country.
  • The official languages in Macao are Chinese (Cantonese) and Portuguese. Macao uses to be a former colony of Portugal.
  • Macao Maritime Museum, Macao Tower, Grand Resort Deck and The House of Dancing Water are some of the centres of attraction in Macao.
  • Portuguese egg tart, pork chop bun, mashed potatoes, Portuguese seafood rice, serradura,  and prawn tartar are special delicacies in Macao.
  • Macao has a subtropical climate, with very mild winters and hot, rainy, and muggy summers. Spring in Macao is from March to May, Summer starts in June and ends with August, autumn lasts from September to November, and Winter in Macao is from December to February.
  • Tourists travelling to Macao are to budget about HKD 1000 for expenses while in the country.
  • Visitors can move around in Macao with minibuses, taxis, boats and planes.
  • Macao uses the China Standard Time (GMT+8), which puts Macao five hours ahead of Madagascar.
  • The power and socket plug used in Macao are of Type G. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists are advised to exercise caution when in congested areas and pay particular attention to personal belongings while in crowded areas and while travelling on public transportation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I spend the Hong Kong Dollar in Macao?

The Hong Kong dollar is generally accepted in Macao as a legal tender. Although in the reverse case, Macanese Pataca cannot be spent anywhere in Hong Kong.

Is Macao independent from China?

Yes, and that is because Macao and Hong Kong are "Special Administrative Regions" with their own money, police force, schools, languages, and even government. For almost 20 years since rejoining China, Hong Kong has been able to elect its own leaders.

What is Macau best known for?

Tourism is a major industry in Macau. It is famous for the blend of Portuguese and Chinese cultures and its gambling industry, which includes Casino Lisboa, Macau, Sands Macau, The Venetian Macao, and Wynn Macau.

What is the official currency of Macao?

Yes. English is commonly spoken in Macaodespite it not being an official language. The official languages in Macao are Chinese (Cantonese) and Portuguese.