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Transfer at Macau Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 31. 12. 2023

Macau Airport uses only one terminal common to all departures. The airport is one of the medium-sized airports and is very well laid out.

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The building is divided into two floors. The ground floor is allocated to arrivals and the 1st floor houses the check-in desks and security check.

Security and immigration checkpoints

There is a single security checkpoint in the terminal leading to all departure gates. Waiting times vary between 2 and 10 minutes.

You will always go through immigration upon arrival, even if you are arriving from mainland China. Checks are very efficient and queues are up to a maximum of 20 minutes.

Transfer between flights

Because Macau has a special status within China, transfers here are exclusively international, even between flights to and from China.

On arrival, the passenger flow is split into two corridors: one heading for the exit and one for a special transit security check, after which you'll find yourself directly in the departure gate area.

Net transfer time is usually between 10 and 20 minutes.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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