GGCT appeals to Macao residents not to travel to Japan

2011-03-17 23:20

Source : Tourism Crisis Management Office

Due to the severity and uncertainty of the Japan nuclear power plant incident, GGCT opened a hotline in Japan to assist inquiries from Macao residents who are still in Japan. Should Macao residents be in any necessity, including plans to return to Macao, GGCT will provide the utmost assistance. Meanwhile, GGCT appeals to residents not to travel to Japan.

GGCT's Japan hotline (in English and Japanese) is 09027490386 (dialing from Japan), +819027490386 (dialing from Macao). Macao residents can also call the tourism hotline 853-28333000. The Embassy of China has also established a 24-hour contact service for Chinese citizens affected by the earthquake in Northeastern Japan: 03-3403-3388, extensions 8881, 8882, 8712.

Meanwhile, GGCT is contacting Macao residents in Japan through SMS and other means. According to the four telecommunications service providers in Macao, there are currently 79 roaming Macao mobile telephone users in Japan. According to information from the travel industry, there are currently no Macao tour groups in Japan.

Air Macao has announced that it will utilize larger capacity aircraft for its Macao-Tokyo route.

GGCT continues to monitor the latest situation in Japan after the occurrence of the earthquake last Friday and maintains close contact with the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Macao SAR, the tourism sector, all related government departments and the representative of the Macao Government Tourist Office (MGTO) in Japan.

GGCT reminds Macao residents in Japan to be attentive to safety instructions given out by the Japanese authorities and take all necessary precautions to guarantee their personal safety.

Until 19:00 hours today (17 March), GGCT has received a cumulative total of 284 inquiries. The new inquiries are mainly related to flight schedules and information on the latest situation in Japan.

Information releases from government departments related to the Japan earthquake are also available from the following web-portals:










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