The Czech Republic Granting Visa-free Access to the Macao SAR Passport Holders

   The Identification Department of the Government of the Macao SAR was informed 
by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Hong Kong that, effective from 
1 October 2001, holders of the Macao Special Administrative Region Passports 
were granted visa-free access to the Czech Republic for up to 90 days provided 
that the purpose of their stay is not study, employment or any other kind of 
gainful activity.

	The Consulate General and the Identification Department hope that granting 
visa-free access to Macao SAR Passports will further promote business, trade and 
tourism ties between the Czech Republic and the Macao SAR.

Nationals of the Czech Republic have been able to enter the Macao SAR without a 
visa.  With immediate effect, the period of visa-free stay for the Czech 
nationals is extended to 90 days on the basis of reciprocity.