Update June 2, 2022
Travelers must be fully vaccinated to enter Palau. 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. For chartered vessels, travelers must submit directly to MHHS.
2. Negative COVID-19 PCR Test or Documentation of Recovery
All Travelers must also provide proof of either:
a. 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) provided by a health care provider/clinic or hospital and such test must be taken within three (3) days prior to departure from the point of origin to the Republic; or
b. A negative result of a COVID-19 antigen test (WHO or US FDA authorized or approved test), provided by a health care provider/clinic or hospital, and such test must be taken within one (1) day prior to departure from the point of origin to the Republic; or
c. 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 the traveler has recovered from COVID-19 and is cleared to travel. Travelers shall not enter the Republic until completion of a full ten (10) days of isolation after symptoms started or the date a positive test was taken if no symptoms.
*For commercial air travel, travelers must submit proof to the airline. For chartered vessels, travelers must submit directly to MHHS.
3. Mitigation Orders After Arrival
* Unvaccinated Individuals Under 18 years of age are permitted to travel to the Republic. Children Under 2 years of age are exempt from the requirement to be COVID-19 tested prior to travel in the republic. If you are unvaccinated due to a medical issue, please contact Director of Public Health Sher Madraisau at [email protected]
For more information on entry requirements, please contact
Ministry of Health & Human Services EMAIL: [email protected] TEL: (680) 488-2552/2553
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.