Visa-Exempt, stay 1 year
For 3 passports
Posted: 2020-07-19 - Last updated 2021-07-28
Palau Visitors Authority
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Region: Micronesia

Pandemic Travel Alert

OPEN: to international leisure travel

Most recent update: 2021-06-17 - Vaccinated travellers permitted to enter


General Policy
  1. Starting 17 June 2021, for entry travellers need only to present to the airline proof of full vaccination of US FDA or WHO approved COVID-19 vaccine (with final dose received at least 14 days prior to arrival in Palau), along with valid negative PCR COVID-19 test results taken within three days of departure. The previous flight boarding requirement - that travellers first apply to the government to obtain a quarantine certificate - has been removed.
  2. On 24 May 2021, the government announced that although flights between Palau and Taiwan have been suspended due to covid outbreak in Taiwan, flights between Guam and Palau have increased. Other incoming flights are still suspended.
  3. Effective 14 May 2021, Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL) canceled all direct flights to Palau, citing Taiwan's stricter COVID-19 protocols as the main reason.
  4. On 17 March 2021, the government announced that twice-weekly flights from Taiwan will begin on April 1.
  5. The Palau Ministry of Health reports: "All commercial air travel to Palau is temporary suspended as of 26 March 2020 until further notice as airlines temporarily halt services."
  1. COVID-19 Pandemic Entry Requirements
  2. “Passenger arrivals from Guam to increase, Taiwan suspended”
  3. “Taiwan-Palau flights canceled until June 8 amid COVID concerns”
  4. "Palau to open borders to COVID-safe Taiwan"
  5. Palau Ministry of Health COVID-19 Situation Report 17 May 2020 [PDF download]

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

(Source: COVID-19 Pandemic Entry Requirements )

  1. All travellers must provide valid negative PCR COVID-19 test results taken within three days of departure to Palau, or proof of COVID-19 recovery if previously infected with COVID-19.
  2. All travellers must also undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing on the fifth day after arrival.
Movement Restrictions
  • Any traveller determined to have been exposed to COVID-19 must undergo mandatory quarantine for a period up to 14 days at a designated quarantine facility (which may include the traveller’s home if determined appropriate by the Director of Public Health).

(Source: MOH Directive No.20-21 – Re-Authorizing COVID-19 Quarantine Measures [PDF download] )


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Pre-pandemic visa rules


Passport Validity
6 months
Other Documents
Proof of return arrangements
- There are no transit facilities
Dual Nationality
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Upon arrival, all visitors must sign the Palau Pledge, which is stamped into their passports.