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7. Health regulations

International Inoculation Certificates are not normally required unless cholera has been detected either in Hong Kong or Macao or other areas recently visited by the traveller.

8. Customs regulations

Upon arrival at Macao, visitors are not normally bothered with customs formalities, but may be subject to routine checks. There is a 5% ad valorem duty on importation of electrical appliances and equipment.

There are few restrictions on what you can bring in or take out of Macao. Articles purchased in the territory are not subject to export duty and there are no restrictions on currency movements by visitors. Jewellery, radios, cameras and antiques can be exported freely but Hong Kong restricts entry of duty-free goods upon arrival. Individuals are limited to one quart bottle of wine and 100 cigarettes.

9. Currency regulations

The exchange rate was approximately MOP 8 to US$ 1 as of 23 February 1999.

Banking hours:

Monday to Friday:       9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:                  9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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