Palau (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 July, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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

You still need to provide:

A negative result of a COVID-19 PCR test (any type of PCR test, including NAAT, RT-PCR, 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
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 you have recovered and are cleared to travel. *For commercial air travel, travelers must submit proof to the airline.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 14 days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 14.10.2021
1. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Details can be found at .
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate showing that they recovered from COVID-19.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 3 years.
3. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense.
4. Passengers are subject to a restriction of movement for 5 days.


Detailed Tourist Information

Anyone traveling from COVID-19 affected areas must obtain a negative COVID-19 test result at least 72 hours prior to arrival in Palau. Passengers arriving from non-high-risk areas will be required to undergo 7-day mandatory quarantine in a designated government facility and will be tested for COVID-19 on days 1, 7, and 14. Passengers arriving from high-risk areas will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days and tested on days 1, 7, 14, and 21. Read the Palau Government travel advisory ( for the latest information.

Lockdown Details

Palau has not implemented widespread lock down or social distancing measures. The public is urged not to panic and to continue practicing public health measures to prevent respiratory infections.

Restaurants and bars in Palau are open under social distancing regulations. Non-essential businesses and attractions in Palau have re-opened under social distancing measurements. Wearing face masks is not required in Palau.

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