Macau, also known as Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (MSAR), is a special administrative region under the People’s Republic of China. Macao operates under the notion of “one country, two systems,” which is why visa requirements for Chinese citizens of Macau differ from visa requirements for Chinese citizens. 

Macau Visa Free Countries

Macau citizens can enter visa-free 91 countries*, which include the following: 

CountryAllowed stay
Albania90 days
Andorra90 days
Antigua and Barbuda30 days
Argentina30 days
Armenia90 days
Austria90 days
Barbados30 days
Belarus30 days
Belgium90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina90 days
Brazil90 days
Brunei14 days
Bulgaria90 days
Cape Verde90 days
Chile30 days
Croatia90 days
Cyprus90 days
Czech Republic90 days
Denmark90 days
Dominica180 days
Dominican Republic90 days
Ecuador90 days
Egypt3 months
Estonia90 days
Fiji4 months
Finland90 days
France90 days
Gambia90 days
Germany90 days
Greece90 days
Grenada3 months
Haiti3 months
Hungary90 days
Iceland90 days
Indonesia30 days
Iran21 days
Ireland3 months
Israel90 days
Italy90 days
Japan90 days
Kiribati30 days
Kosovo90 days
South Korea90 days
Latvia90 days
Liechtenstein90 days
Lithuania90 days
Luxembourg90 days
Malaysia30 days
Mali90 days
Malta90 days
Mauritius90 days
Mexico180 days
Micronesia30 days
Moldova90 days
Monaco90 days
Mongolia90 days
Montenegro90 days
Morocco90 days
Myanmar30 days
Namibia3 months
Netherlands90 days
Nicaragua90 days
North Macedonia90 days
Norway90 days
Palestine30 days
Philippines14 days
Poland90 days
Portugal90 days
Romania90 days
Russia30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis3 months
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines30 days
Samoa30 days
San Marino90 days
Serbia90 days
Seychelles3 months
Singapore30 days
Slovakia90 days
Slovenia90 days
South Africa30 days
Spain90 days
Sweden90 days
Switzerland90 days
Tanzania3 months
Thailand30 days
Turkey30 days
United Arab Emirates30 days
United Kingdom6 months
Uruguay90 days
Vanuatu30 days
Vatican90 days

How Can Chinese Citizens of Macau Travel Visa-Free?

Chinese citizens can travel visa-free to specific countries because of bilateral visa agreements between Macau and other countries. Usually, they only need to carry a valid passport, but some countries may also require the following: 

Countries With eVisa Requirements for Chinese Citizens of Macau 

Besides visa-free travel, Macau citizens have the option to get an eVisa when traveling to specific countries: 

CountryAllowed stay
Azerbaijan30 days
Bahrain2 weeks
Benin30 days / 8 days
Cambodia30 days
Co´te d'Ivoire3 months
Djibouti31 days
Ethiopiaup to 90 days
Gabonup to 6 months
Georgiaup to 90 days
Guinea90 days
Guinea-Bissau90 days
India60 days
Kenya3 months
Kyrgyzstan60 days
Laos30 days
Lesotho44 days
Madagascar90 days
New Zealand3 months
Oman30 days
Pakistan30 days
Papua New Guinea60 days
Qatar30 days
Rwanda30 days
Sao Tome and PrÃincipe15 days
Saudi Arabia90 days
South Sudanup to 6 months
Sri Lanka30 days
Surinameup to 90 days
Tajikistan45 days
Uganda90 days
Ukraine30 days
Uzbekistan30 days

Where Can Chinese Citizens of Macau Get a Visa on Arrival?

Chinese citizens of Macau can get a visa on arrival (VOA) if they visit the following countries:

CountryAllowed stay
Azerbaijan30 days
Bahrain2 weeks
Bangladeshup to 30 days
Benin30 days / 8 days
Bolivia90 days
Cambodia30 days
Comoros45 days
Ethiopiaup to 90 days
Guinea-Bissau90 days
Jordan30 days
Kenya3 months
Laos30 days
Lebanon1 month
Madagascar90 days
Malawi30 days
Maldives30 days
Mauritania30 days
Mozambique30 days
Nepal90 days
Palau30 days
Papua New Guinea60 days
Qatar30 days
Rwanda30 days
Saint Lucia6 weeks
Sao Tome and PrÃincipe15 days
Saudi Arabia90 days
Sierra Leone30 days
Somalia30 days
Sri Lanka30 days
Timor-Leste30 days
Togo7 days
Tonga31 days
Tuvalu1 month
Uganda90 days
Zimbabwe3 months

Macau Visa on Arrival Requirements

Macau citizens need to prepare the following documents when getting a visa on arrival: 

  • Passport. Along with the original passport, some countries require a copy of the visitor’s passport.
  • Visa application form. Usually, at the border, there is a line to get a visa on arrival (VOA) application form; it’s required to fill in the form and bring it with you when applying for a VOA.
  • Pre-approval form. Some countries ask that visitors fill out an online pre-approval form to make the waiting process shorter. 
  • Visa payment. The fee for a visa on arrival is usually paid with the foreign currency in the specified country.
  • Hotel reservations. Not all countries require proof of accommodation, but it’s always best to be prepared.
  • Health insurance. Evidence of travel health insurance is required when applying for a visa on arrival.

These requirements may differ from country to country. Therefore, all visitors should check beforehand to see what they need to get a VOA.

Visa Requirements for Chinese Citizens of Macau 

Chinese citizens of Macau cannot visit the countries listed below without applying for a visa first:

AfghanistanHonduras
AlgeriaIraq
AngolaJamaica
AustraliaKazakhstan
BahamasNorth Korea
BelizeKuwait
BhutanLiberia
BotswanaLibya
Burkina FasoMarshall Islands
BurundiNauru
CameroonNiger
CanadaNigeria
Central African RepublicPanama
ChadParaguay
ColombiaPeru
Republic of the CongoSenegal
Democratic Republic of the CongoSolomon Islands
Costa RicaSudan
El SalvadorSyria
Equatorial GuineaTrinidad and Tobago
EritreaTunisia
EswatiniTurkmenistan
GhanaUnited States
GuatemalaVenezuela
GuyanaYemen

Can Chinese Citizens of Macau Visit China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan?

Chinese citizens of Macau have freedom of movement in China if they hold a Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents and can visit Hong Kong visa-free for 180 days. However, they need an entry permit on arrival for Taiwan.

Do Chinese Citizens Need a Visa for Macau?

Chinese citizens from Mainland China must have a two-way permit when entering Macau. In most cases, the entry permit allows Chinese citizens to remain in Macau for 90 days, but if visitors are only transiting through Macau, they can stay for up to seven days. 

Can Macau Citizens Visit Europe Visa-Free?

Yes, Macau citizens can visit countries in Europe visa-free for short periods. However, by the end of 2022, ETIAS will be launched, and Macau citizens need to have an ETIAS visa waiver.

*Please note that the number of visa-free countries does not include disputed, dependent, or in-conflict territories.