The Special Administrative Region of Macao covers an area of roughly 11 square miles and comprises the Macao Peninsula, connected to mainland China, and the islands of Taipa and Coloane, including the Cotai area. It is 40 miles from Hong Kong on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern China.

Visitors from foreign countries are currently prohibited from entering Macao. For the most recent entry requirements, please CLICK HERE

Macao has its own international airport linked to destinations such as Bangkok, Singapore, Shanghai, Manila and Hanoi, making it easy for travellers who are already in Asia to fly in and out.

Most UK visitors opt to fly to Hong Kong and take the frequent fast ferry connections from the airport or downtown. From Hong Kong International Airport it takes 70 minutes to reach Macao, and bags are transferred direct from your international flight. There are direct flights from the UK to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

Alternatively you can travel from Hong Kong to Macao via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the world's longest sea crossing bridge at a total length of 34 miles, which officially opened on 24 October 2018.

UK passport holders do not require visas for Macao for visits of up to six months. Passports must have six-month validity. For other passports please CLICK HERE

For information on climate, hotels, health, currency and other practical information about Macao, CLICK HERE