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is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong-Kong which is to the east, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south. The territory's economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism, but also includes manufacturing. Macau was a Portuguese colony in 1887, and is both the first and last European colony in China. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th century and subsequently administered the region until the handover on 20 December 1999. The Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration and the Basic Law of Macau stipulate that Macau operates with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer. Under the policy of "one country, two systems", the PRC's Central People's Government is responsible for the territory's defense and foreign affairs, while Macau maintains its own legal system, police force, monetary system, customs policy, and immigration policy. Macau participates in many international organizations and events that do not require members to possess national sovereignty. According to The World Factbook, Macau has the second highest life expectancy in the world.

Capital MACAO
Currency Pataca (PAT)
Country code 00853
Spoken languages ​​ Mandarin Chinese

Passport: needed, with residual validity of at least six months.


Local health structures are both public and private. In most cases, Westerners are addressed, if necessary, to the services offered by private clinics offering a standard health better than that of public service. It is also possible to navigate health care in Hong Kong, where are excellent clinics, which offer their services at very high costs. We recommend that you take out, therefore, before embarking on your trip, health insurance to include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country. There may be cases of dengue during the summer. Incidentally, can be appropriate, outside the air-conditioned places, take some simple security measures (sleeves and long pants, mosquito nets, insect repellent, etc.) and in the presence of suspicious symptoms, consult a doctor or hospital before taking aspirin or derivatives as contraindicated in case of dengue. Although in rare cases also occur, hepatitis A and b. The rate of pollution is in substantial increase, due to the toxic pollution from industries of neighbouring Chinese province of Guandong, with an increase in respiratory diseases, especially among the elderly and children. Warnings We recommend that you: · avoid the consumption of fish, seafood, meat and vegetables raw or undercooked to avoid food poisoning.


The climate is tropical with regular rainfall. From June to September, the temperature can exceed 30 degrees Celsius and drop below the 10 degree from December to February. However, it rarely drops below 14 degrees Celsius. Between the months of April and October there may be frequent typhoons that often cause flooding and landslides. On these occasions it is imperative to stay indoors and follow the announcements on radio and television until the atmospheric situation report ceased.


Licence International (mod.Geneva Convention 1949) Transport. Macau is not directly connected with Italy. It's reached by hydrofoils from Hong Kong (both from the airport). Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways performs direct daily flights to Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa Public transport is quite developed. Like nearby Hong Kong, Macau, you drive on the left and the traffic is more chaotic at peak hours.

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