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Macau's Country Information

Flag of Macau
Name : Macau
Official Name : Macau
Capital : Macau
Climate : Subtropical; marine with cool winters, warm summers.
Race : 95% Chinese, 3% Portuguese, 2% other
Language : Portuguese, Chinese (Cantonese).
Official Language :
Religion : 50% Buddhist, 15% Roman Catholic, 35% none and other.
Government : Chinese territory under Portuguese administration. Scheduled to revert to China on 20 December 1999.
Population (in mil) : 0.4
Literacy Rate : 74.8%
Visas : Visas are required by all visitors except:
Nationals of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, People's Republic of China, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uruguay for a stay of less than 20 days;
Hong Kong residents with Hong Kong Identity Card can stay in Macau for a period of up to 90 days.
Nationals of countries that do not maintain diplomatic relations with Portugal MUST obtain their visas from an overseas Portuguese Consulate and may not obtain them on arrival in Macau.
Visas are available on arrival in Macau.
There are three types:
Individual - MOP$100 for an individual traveller for a single stay of up to 20 days in Macau, children under 12 years of age pay MOP$50.
Family - MOP$200 for couples, husband travelling with wife and or children (under 12 years) of same surname or on proof of their relationship.
Group - MOP$50 per person for bona fide groups of 10 or more.
Visas may also be obtained from Portuguese Consulates.
Immunisations : International Innoculation Certificates are not normally required unless cholera has been detected either in Hong Kong or Macau or in the area recently visited by the arrival.
Time : GMT/UTC plus eight hours
Electricity : 220V 50c/s
Weights & Measures : Metric
Currency : pataca (composed of 100 avos)
Travellers Cheque : Travellers cheques and foreign currencies may be exchanged at hotels, banks and licensed money exchange bureau.
Credit Cards :
Tipping :
Bargaining :