Palau (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 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 30.09.2020
1. Passengers and airline crew who have transited through or have been in China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.
2. Passengers must have an approved Quarantine Certificate obtained before departure at
3. Passengers and airline crew are subject to quarantine for 14 days.


Detailed Tourist Information

Any person, including a crew member, a Palauan citizen, or a Palau resident, arriving into Palau at any point of entry is required to complete a health declaration form.

On January 23, 2020 the Republic of Palau Ministry of Health (MOH) started implementing health screenings at the Palau International Airport in Airai and the Malakal Seaport for symptomatic passengers and crew who may have traveled through areas affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus(n-CoV).

Entry of all travelers with travel history originating from or transiting through mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau within 14 days of their arrival in the Republic of Palau will be prohibited by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Industries, and Commerce. Exemptions may be made to this prohibition for Palauan citizens and residents, provided that such persons submit to a comprehensive health screening and agree to a 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival in Palau.

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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