Palau (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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 12.07.2021
1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been in or transited through China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China).
2. 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 arriving from Chinese Taipei.
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
4. Passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at the airport at most 3 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
5. Passengers are subject to a restriction of movement for 7 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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