Travel Entry Requirements

#VisitPalau Travel Guide

Updated January 11, 2022

Follow these steps when planning your vacation to Pristine Paradise.

  1. Vaccination

Travelers must submit proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination with final dose administered at least fourteen (14) days prior to departure to the Republic. Vaccines received must be authorized for emergency use or approved by either the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO), or the Medigen vaccine authorized by the Republic of China – Taiwan’s health authorities. * For commercial air travel, travelers must submit proof to the airline.

  1. Negative COVID-19 PCR Test or Documentation of Recovery

All Travelers must also provide proof of either:

  • A negative result of a COVID-19 PCR test (any type of PCR test, including NAAT, RTPCR, qPCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, molecular test, isothermal amplification, ddPCR, or CRISPR), and such test must be taken within three (3) days prior to departure from the point of origin to the Republic; or
  • A negative result of a COVID-19 antigen test (WHO or US FDA authorized or approved test), and such test must be taken within one (1) day prior to departure from the point of origin to the Republic; or
  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 which includes proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from a healthcare provider or a public health official stating that traveler has recovered from COVID-19 and is cleared to travel. *For commercial air travel, travelers must submit proof to the airline.
  1. Testing and Mitigation Orders After Arrival

All Travelers shall be COVID tested on the fourth (4th) day following their arrival to the Republic and are required to follow all requirements stated in the Mitigation Orders issued upon arrival.

All vaccinated travelers to the Republic of Palau must undergo Restriction of Movement (ROM) and self-monitoring for a period of four (4) days from date of arrival. Wrist bands (issued upon arrival at the Airport) and face masks must be worn at all times during the ROM period.

Things you can do under ROM:

  • Essential Work
  • Grocery shopping
  • Banking
  • Access medical care
  • Food pick-up
  • Access pandemic certified services and establishments from 8am to 6pm (visit

Things you cannot do under ROM:

  • Attend mass gatherings and large public events.
  • Miss mandatory COVID-19 testing.
  • Access or visit non-pandemic certified establishments.
  • Direct interaction with children under 12 years old.
  • Remove or tamper with wrist band and face mask until testing negative on day four (4).

All travelers are subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing on the fourth (4th) day after arrival in Palau (see Mitigation Orders). The Day 4 test is conducted at the Belau National Hospital from 8:00am to 10:00am. Traveler shall bear testing cost at $25.00 per test plus $5.50 for a print out if needed. All travelers may be released from ROM after testing negative for COVID-19 on the fourth (4th) day after arrival in Palau. 

Any violation of these restrictions and testing requirements is subject to a $500 fine and/or up to one (1) year imprisonment in accordance with 34 PNC 5 104.


*Testing Requirements for individuals traveling to the United States 

Must show a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. This is required for all air passengers two years of age or older boarding a flight from a foreign country to the United States.

For more information on entry requirements, please contact
Ministry of Health & Human Services EMAIL: TEL: (680) 488-2552/2553

Pandemic Safety Certification

The “SAFE FOR YOU” certification program was created under the Bureau of Tourism’s National Tourism Regulations for Pandemic Safety which requires tourism-related businesses in the Republic of Palau to be certified in order to service visitors during a pandemic.

The tourism-related businesses that are being targeted in this program are accommodation providers, restaurants, tour operators (both public and private, i.e. state governments included), boat owners, retail/wholesale vendors, spas, and massage-therapeutic establishments.The purpose of this program is to mitigate health risk for visitors and locals and to ensure Palau remains a safe and responsible tourism destination. Safe For You businesses are indicated below.


Belau National Museum
Etpison Museum
Dolphin’s Pacific


Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the ROP
Philippine Consulate in Koror, Palau

Boat Charter

Al-Ski Boat Rental
Babeldaob Boat Rental
Dongolino Palau
Emul Boat Rental
FY Tour
Glib Tmetuchl Boat Rental
Hence Takawo Boat Rental
Henry’s Boat Rental
Hosei Boat Rental
Island Charter 9
Joel’s Boat Rental
Jones Hosei Boat Rental
JR Boat Rental
KIR Boat Rental
KOA’s Tour and Boat Rental
L.K. Boat Rental
Mokko Island Boat Rental
Naomi’s Boat Rental
Oni’s Boat Rental
P.O. Boat Rental
PAC Boat Rental
Palau Ocean Services
Pier 7 Charters
PTC Boat Rental (Kemba)
Ramm Dream Catcher Boats
Tommy Ngirbedul (Aqua Charter)
Wade Boat Rental
Yolt’s Boat Rental
Young Man’s Boat Rental

Food & Beverage Services

7 Eat
Airai Water Paradise Restaurant
Anthias Kitchen
Authentic Chinese Restaurant
B’z Izakaya
Bem Ermii
Blue Corner Cafe
Bubble Tea Shop
Canoe House
Carp Restaurant
China Kitchen
Coffee Berry
Donut House
Drop Off Bar & Grill
Dumpling Restaurant
Elilai Seaside Dining
Emaimelei Restaurant I
Emaimelei Restaurant II
Executive Lounge
FC Restaurant
Kim’s Restaurant @ T-dock
King Palace
Kramers Bar & Restaurant 
Kumangai Bakery
L’Amarena Gelato Shop
Landmark Hotel Restaurant
Longshoremen  Restaurant
M&A Riverside Beach Bungalows Restaurant
Marina Cafe Vita
MJ Restaurant
MK Restaurant
Neco Plaza
Ocean Star Restaurant
Palasia Hotel Restaurant
Palau Pacific Resort Restaurant
Palau Royal Resort: Waves Restaurant
Palm Bay Bistro
Parez Bar & Grill
Penthouse Hotel Restaurant
Pinoy Restaurant
Red Rooster Cafe
Rip tide Bar & Grill
Rock Island Cafe (RIC)
Rose Garden Restaurant
Seafood Aristocrat Restaurant
Side Street Cafe
Suriyothai Restaurant
Sushi Bar Mito
Surangel’s Refresher Island
Tai-Yo Restaurant
The Salad Bar
The Taj
Tori Tori
UMI Japanese Restaurant
Wahoo Restaurant
West Deli and Bakery
Yano’s Market
Yokohama Retsaurant
Zhyree’s Sweets

Gas Station

WCTC Mobil Mart
Midtown Blue Bay Gas Station
Topside Blue Bay Gas Station

Gift shop

Over Drive

Health & Beauty Services

Health Service Center Massage
Anthias Body Care
Elilai Spa (PPR)
Melusch-Dil Beauty Shop
Asian Therapeutic Massage
Mandara Spa (PRR)
Yrang’s Beauty Salon

Night club

Club Zeus

Print shop

WCTC West Printing
Ksau’s Imaging Zone

Repair Shop

WCTC Auto Repair Shop
Ksau’s Motors


Ben Franklin Department Store
Globus Palau
Ksau’s Motors/Mason’s Mercury Marine
Mason’s Hardware Do it Center
Over Drive
Palau 7th Wonder Wholesale
Palau Investment Development Co. (PIDC)
RAW Surf & Dive Shop
Surangel & Sons Company
Surangel’s Department Store
Surangel’s Worldwide Travel
Topside Mobil Gas Station
Travelr Palau
WCTC Ace Hardware
WCTC Athletes Foot
WCTC Auto Repair Shop
WCTC Bargain Center
WCTC Furniture Mart
WCTC Pick N Save
WCTC West Office Supplies
WCTC West Printing
WCTC Wholesale
Yrang’s Home Furnishings

State/Government Agencies

Aimeliik State
Airai State Government
Airai State Government
Koror State Rangers
Ngarchelong State Government
Ngardmau State Government
Palau National Communication Corporation (PNCC)
Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC)
Peleliu State Government

Tour Operator

Aqua Magic Palau
Belau Dive Center
Cruise Control
Fish & Fins
FUN Palau
Fun Palau Holiday
Homark Tour
KB Tour
Long Rainbow Happy Tour
MK Land Tour
Neco Marine
Pacific Mission Aviation Palau
Palau Adventure
Palau Dive Adventure
Palau Int’l Tour
Palau Pacific Divers-Oasis
Palau Safety Int’l Tour
Palau Transportation Co.
Rock Island Kayak Expedition
Sam’s Tours
Sea World Dive Center
Smile Air
U.B.D.I – Belau Tour
U.B.D.I – Blue Marlin
U.B.D.I – Rock Island Tour Company


Budget Car Rental
Hot Wheels Palau
IR Motors
National, Alamo, Enterprise Rent a Car
Palau Investment Development Co. – CAR RENTAL
Smile Air
U.B.D.I. Biib Bus Inc.