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  • Visitors from foreign countries: prohibited from entering Macao (Eligibilities for exemption application) Visitors from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan region Prohibited from entering Macao if they have visited a foreign country 21 days prior to arriving in Macao (Eligibilities for exemption application) If they have visited Hong Kong 14 days prior to arriving in Macao, they must hold a certificate of negative result for COVID-19 nucleic acid test performed within 24 hours and will need to go to designated places for a 14-day medical observation If they have visited Taiwan region 21 days prior to arriving in Macao, they must hold a certificate of negative result for COVID-19 nucleic acid test issued within 24 hours upon boarding the plane and will need to go to designated places for a 21-day medical observation If they have been present in Mainland China within the past 14 days prior to arriving in Macao, and have never been to any foreign country or Taiwan region within the past 21 days prior to arrival, they must hold a certificate of negative result for COVID-19 nucleic acid test within 7 days; those who have visited any of the cities mentioned in the attachments, are required by the Macao health authorities to observe certain epidemic-control measures All individuals who intend to travel on an inbound civil aircraft from Mainland China must hold a proof of negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test valid for 48 hours after the date of sampling Important notes: Anti-epidemic measures for individuals travelling to Macao who have had COVID-19 New arrangements for medical observation hotels Requirements on Proof of Negative SARS-CoV-2 Test Prevention of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia - Advice for Travellers Presentation of Macao Health Code for admission to public places Visitors from foreign countries: prohibited from entering Macao (Eligibilities for exemption application) Visitors from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan region Prohibited from entering Macao if they have visited a foreign country 21 days prior to arriving in Macao (Eligibilities for exemption application) If they have visited Hong Kong 14 days prior to arriving in Macao, they must hold a certificate of negative result for COVID-19 nucleic acid test performed within 24 hours and will need to go to designated places for a 14-day medical observation If they have visited Taiwan region 21 days prior to arriving in Macao, they must hold a certificate of negative result for COVID-19 nucleic acid test issued within 24 hours upon boarding the plane and will need to go to designated places for a 21-day medical observation If they have been present in Mainland China within the past 14 days prior to arriving in Macao, and have never been to any foreign country or Taiwan region within the past 21 days prior to arrival, they must hold a certificate of negative result for COVID-19 nucleic acid test within 7 days; those who have visited any of the cities mentioned in the attachments, are required by the Macao health authorities to observe certain epidemic-control measures All individuals who intend to travel on an inbound civil aircraft from Mainland China must hold a proof of negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test valid for 48 hours after the date of sampling Important notes: Anti-epidemic measures for individuals travelling to Macao who have had COVID-19 New arrangements for medical observation hotels Requirements on Proof of Negative SARS-CoV-2 Test Prevention of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia - Advice for Travellers Presentation of Macao Health Code for admission to public places

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Overview of Macao

Overview of Macao

Macao is located on the south-eastern coast of China, along the west bank of the Pearl River estuary. It is 60km and 145km away from Hong Kong and Guangzhou respectively.

It covers a total area of 32.9 square kilometers, comprising of the Macao peninsular as well as two outlying islands namely Taipa and Coloane.

According to the appendix of State Council Decree No.665, the Central People’s Government has decided to delimit 85 square kilometers of waters as under Macao’s administration.

The official language is Chinese and Portuguese, with Cantonese being the language in daily use. English is also widely used in the business, tourism and commercial sectors.

It is located in the south-east monsoonal region with hot and wet summers, sunny and dry autumns and cool winter with little rain.

Equipped with all-round infrastructure facilities, the city can be reached by sea, land and air transport and it has convenient telecommunications and internet.

Macao’s standard of public health care is comparable to that of developed countries and regions.

In the first quarter of 2021, the labor force was 396,600, with an employed population of 384,900, and 2.9% unemployment rate.

Overview of Macau (By the end of the first quarter of 2021)
Area
32.9 sq.km
Population
6.8 million
Official Languages
Chinese and Portuguese (English is also widely spoken)
GDP in Current Year Prices
MOP56,939 million(approx. USD7,12 million)
Annual GDP per Capital(2020)
MOP285,314(approx. USD35,665)
Annual Foreign Direct Investment Income(2019)
MOP80,330(approx. USD10,041)
Visitor arrivals
1,738 million
Exports (Goods & Services)
MOP1.3 billion (approx. USD163 million)
Imports (Goods & Services)
MOP11.42 billion (approx. USD1.428 billion)
Newly Formed Companies
1,517 (471 newly formed during the period)