Visa and entry requirements Macau:
Passport required
German citizens are granted a visa valid for 90 days upon arrival at the airport or ferry pier in Macau.

Information from the Foreign Office about your Macau trip:

Macau, also known as Macao, is a Chinese special administrative region with around 800,000 inhabitants. Macau borders China to the west and north, Hong Kong around 50 kilometers to the east and the South China Sea to the south.

The two official languages of Macau are Portuguese and Chinese, the Macanese pataca is used as a means of payment, with 1 euro equaling around 9 MOP.

The territory of Macau consists of the islands of Taipa and Coloane, which are now connected by landfills, and the Macau Peninsula, which is connected to mainland China. The country's population is predominantly Buddhist.

The main source of income in Macau's economy is gambling. This attracts over 30 million visitors every year and provides the country's second source of income. The many casinos and the enormous influx of visitors make Macau the fourth richest country in the world.

Macau is home to numerous historic colonial buildings and countless attractions. The most important sights in Macau include the 338 meter high Macau Tower, the Casino Lisboa, the Penha Church, the Venetian Macao Resort and Casino, the Grandprix Museum, the facade ruins of the St. Paul's Church, the cable car and the water features in front of the Wynn Palace Hotel , Historic Mandarin House, Macau Zoo, Old Town, Guia Lighthouse, MGM Casino, Macau Museum, Guia Fort, Monte Forte, Government House, Science Museum, St. Francis Xavier Church, Senado Square, St. Dominic's Church, Sands Macau Casino, St. Lawrence Church, Galaxy Resort and the Cotai Strip, Macau's main street.

In January 2016 I visited Macao for the only time so far for two days. From Shanghai I flew with Air Macau directly to the players' paradise. The architecture of Macau with its colonial buildings and numerous modern buildings was very impressive. The city was super easy to explore and not as crowded as Hong Kong, for example, with a majority of visitors probably constantly sitting in the casinos.

With pleasantly mild temperatures, I had an exciting and interesting day there. Unfortunately, I couldn't pursue my passion for Black Jack because Chinese or Portuguese were predominantly spoken in the casinos.

With its many varied facilities and attractions, Macau is certainly suitable for a longer stay. There is a 50-minute ferry connection from Macau to Hong Kong International Airport.