Travel Alert

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Level Countries/Destinations Protective Measures

Avoid travel: Presence of an extreme threat to personal safety. Macao residents planning to travel to or in that destination should be aware of the severe situation and limits on official assistance that can be provided there. It is advised to avoid travelling to and, in some cases, leave the destination.

Reconsider non-essential travel: The threat to personal safety is elevated. Macao residents planning to travel to or in that destination should reconsider the need to travel at this time. It is suggested to avoid non-essential travel to the destination. 

Exercise caution: There is an imminent threat to personal safety. Macao residents planning to travel to or in that destination should be alert and vigilant towards own safety. It is suggested to exercise caution and monitor development that might affect personal safety.

Note:

The Travel Alert System is not prohibitive, the decision to travel or to adjust the travel plans in accordance with the information provided is individual. The GGCT recommends that Macao residents to purchase travel insurance with international medical evacuation coverage before traveling, as well as to check with the insurance companies in case of doubt about the terms and conditions of the coverage.

Other reminders:

When travelling abroad, Macao residents should always take care of their personal belongings and travel documents to avoid theft as well as avoid protests and insecure areas.

Residents should be aware and always remember to respect local laws, customs and religious beliefs practiced in their travel destinations.

Apart from the alerts issued, Macao residents are also reminded to carefully plan their itineraries to the following countries and destinations:  

Albania:

Northwestern districts (Kukes, Has and Topoge)

Angola:

Cabinda, Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul

Bangladesh:

Chittagong Hill area, Dhaka

Cambodia:

Preah Vilhear, Ta Krabey and Ta Moan temples.

Canada:

City of Edmonton in Alberta

India:

Jammu and Kashmir

Indonesia:

Central Sulawesi, Papua and West Papua provinces

Japan:

Fukushima prefecture

Malaysia:

Coastal resorts of eastern Sabah, including the islands and dive sites

Mexico:

Ciudad Juárez (Chihuahua), south of Valle de Río Bravo, Texas border in State of Tamaulipas (between Nuevo Laredo and Playa Bagdad), San Fernando, Burgos, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Tampico, Guerrero, Tonalá (Chiapas), State of Mexico, Puebla and Morelos

Morocco:

Western Sahara region

Mozambique:

Sofala, Manica, Tete, Zambezi and north of Inhambane and road travel specially by night in the EN1 between Save River and Muxungue and from Gorongosa to Caia as well as road travel in the EN6 between Beira and Chimoio, Mocimboa da Praia (Cabo Delgado)

Myanmar:

Northern and western states and areas along the border with Mainland China, Laos and Thailand, Rakhine state.

Peru:

Areas bordering Colombia, areas bordering Ecuador in the regions of Loreto, Amazonas and Cajamarca

Philippines:

Mindanao, the Zamboanga Peninsula and the Sulu Archipelago.

Russia:

St. Petersburg, Donetsk, Luhansk, Rostov, Belgorod, Voronezh, the North Caucasus and towns located in the border with Ukraine.

Saudi Arabia:

Saudi Arabia border regions with Yemen (Najran), Saudi Arabia border with Iraq and Jeddah.

Thailand:

Provinces of Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and disputed area around Preah Vihear.

Spain:

Barcelona

United States:

New York

Useful information:

Subject Reference information
Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus disease (EVD is caused by infection with Ebola virus which belongs to the family called Filoviridae. EVD is a severe acute viral illness which has a case fatality rate of 50-90%.

EVD outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests. At present, the epidemic trend remains precarious in the west African region, including Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

For more information: http://www.ssm.gov.mo/Portal/csr/en/main.aspx

Zika Virus

 

Zika virus disease is an infectious disease caused by Zika virus which belongs to the genus Flavivirus associated with Japanese encephalitis, yellow fever and dengue fever. There are mainly two subtypes of Zika virus: the African strain and the Asian strain.

Up till now, apart from the cases of Zika virus infection reported in Africa and the Americas, sporadic cases of infection have been reported in some Asian and European countries among returning travellers.

For more information: http://www.ssm.gov.mo/Portal/csr/en/main.aspx

Mers-CoV

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is caused by a new coronavirus which the World Health Organization has named Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (also known as MERS-CoV). This virus was first isolated from the human body in 2012. This virus and the coronavirus which caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 belong to the same family. For the time being, the affected areas are mostly located in the Middle East, while cases of infections are reported one after another in Europe, America and Asia, and are found to have a direct or indirect relation to the Middle East countries.

For more information: http://www.ssm.gov.mo/Portal/csr/en/main.aspx

Dengue Fever Information on the prevention of Dengue fever for residents traveling outside the territory: http://www.ssm.gov.mo/docs/4568/4568_269c83a8c6ce4d3b922d8e89d21a29bf_000.pdf
Terrorism

Terrorism can be considered as a series of acts of violence committed by revolutionary or radical groups, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), these acts occur without warning and are not restricted to a particular country or region.

Examples of recent terrorist acts:

December 2016

Germany (Berlin)

 

July 2016

France (Nice) and Germany (Munich and Würzburg)

 

March 2016

Turkey (Ankara) and Belgium (Brussels)

 

January 2016

Indonesia (Jakarta)

 

November 2015

France (Paris)

Radiation

Due to nuclear power plant accidents, exploration of radioactive materials or other technological accidents, there are sites or areas considered to be high risk and to which human presence is not allowed or advised.

Examples:

  1. Fukushima, Japan
  2. Chernobyl, Ukraine
  3. Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan
  4. Mayak, Russia
  5. Hanford (Washington State), United States of America
Areas affected by the main infectious diseases: http://www.ssm.gov.mo/docs//postHandler.ashx?attach=6830