The Basics

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) is well managed.

To enter Macau, Americans and Canadians need only a valid passport for stays of up to 30 days, while EU citizens can stay for 90.

The Macanese pataca (MOP) has a fixed exchange rate of MOP$1.032 to HK$1 and roughly MOP$8 to US$1. Patacas come in 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 MOP banknotes plus 1, 2, and 5 MOP coins. A pataca is divided into 100 avos, which come in 10-, 20-, and 50-avo coins. Hong Kong dollars are accepted in Macau on a 1:1 basis.


Macau Government Tourist Office. 335–341, Alameda Dr. Carlos d'Assumpção, Macau, n/a Macau. 853/2833–3000; 852/8238–8680;

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