Hotel and Travel

a) Hotel Information

We recommend participants to stay in Sands Cotai Central as it has an incredible choice of hotels located in close proximity, including Sheraton Macao, Conrad Macao, Holiday Inn Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and Venetian Macao. Shuttle buses will be arranged to pick up and drop off participants at Holiday Inn Macao. The estimated walking time to the shuttle stop is as follow.

Holiday Inn MacaoPick-up/ Drop-off Point
Sheraton Macao, Conrad Macao3-5 Minutes
Four Seasons Hotel Macao12-15 Minutes
Venetian Macao15-20 Minutes


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b) Getting to Macao

By Plane

Macau International Airport offers scheduled flights to major cities in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, and Japan.

Helicopter flight between Macao and Hong Kong takes about 15 minutes, departing every half an hour.

By Ferry

From Hong Kong: TurboJet and Cotai Water Jet offer frequent ferry services between Hong Kong and Macao. Travel time is approximately one hour. Visitors may disembark in Hong Kong at the Ferry Terminal at Sheung Wan or Tsim Sha Tsui and in Macao at the Macao Ferry Terminal or the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal.

From Hong Kong International Airport: Direct ferry service to Macao is also available for visitors arriving via the Hong Kong International Airport. Passengers can transit to Macao without passing the Hong Kong Immigration. The trip takes approximately 45 minutes.

On Foot

Visitors can enter Macao by land through the Border Gate or the Lotus Port Border Gate. The Border Gate operates from 7:00 am to midnight and the Lotus Port Border Gate at the CoTai Reclamation Area operates from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Click here for more information on traveling to and from Macao.


c) Passports and Visas

All visitors must hold a passport or a valid travel document for travel to Macao.

All visitors are required to have a visa except nationals of countries which are exempted from a visa or entry permit. For more information on visa and entry permit exemption, please visit the website of the Immigration Service of the Public Security Police Force, Macao.

A Macau Visa can be obtained through the Embassies/ Consulates of the PRC and should be used within its validity. Visitors may also apply for an entry permit or visa upon arrival at the immigration checkpoint. However, visitors from certain countries are required to obtain a visa in advance before their trip to Macao. For more information, please visit the website at

There are three types of entry permit (i.e. Visa-upon-arrival) as follow.

  1. Individual - MOP100 (MOP50 for children under the age of 12)
  2. Family Passport - MOP200
  3. Group - MOP50 per person for groups of at least 10 people organized by a single travel manager and presenting a collective travel document

The information above is for reference only. For further information on entry formalities, please contact the Immigration Service of the Public Security Police Force, Macao at (853) 2872 5488 or, or visit the website at