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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Palau
    INSIGNIFICANT TRAVEL RISK for Palau


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? Yes
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? Yes

(Until further notice)
Entry rules
• Inbound travel for local nationals / residents
- Palau nationals are permitted entry
• Inbound travel for 'third country' nationals
- Foreign nationals are permitted entry. For the full list of requirements, please visit https://www.palaugov.pw/travel
• Inbound travel from areas where virus variants of concern are circulating
- All travellers entering Palau from high-risk COVID-19 areas must submit proof of full vaccination with the final dose administered 14 days prior to departure. Vaccines should be approved by the WHO or FDA. Travellers are also required to complete a 14-day period of self-restriction of movement before departure.
- Travellers from high-risk COVID-19 areas who have not received the full vaccination, along with fully vaccinated travellers travelling with unvaccinated travellers will be considered to be potentially exposed to COVID-19 and will be required to enter Palau through a low-risk COVID-19 jurisdiction. Such travellers are required to quarantine at the transit location for 14 days prior to the final leg of travel to Palau.
- Jurisdictions with ongoing COVID-19 community transmission and/or presence of any COVID-19 variant of concern are deemed high-risk COVID-19 areas, whereas jurisdictions having no community transmission nor the presence of variants of concern over the past 28 days are deemed as low-risk COVID-19 areas. More information can be found in the directive issued by the Ministry of Health here: http://www.palauhealth.org/2019nCoV/MOH Directive No.13-21-Re-Authorizing COVID-19 Quarantine-05062021.pdf

• Exemptions
- Unvaccinated travelers under eighteen years of age traveling with fully vaccinated parents/guardians from high-risk COVID-19 areas may be exempt from the above requirement.

(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test?
• Type of test and timeframe
- RT-PCR through either Nasopharyngeal (NP) or Oropharyngeal (OP) swab
- 72 hours prior to departure if coming from a low-risk country
• What information is required in the test result?
- Test results submitted must clearly indicate test and specimen type and medical provider conducting or certifying test.
• Exemptions
- No exemptions to these requirements may be made except by the Director of Public Health and in writing. These requirements are subject to change as deemed necessary by the Ministry of Health.







(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long?
- All travellers entering Palau must undergo a restriction of movement/self-monitoring period of seven days.
• Where can this be done?
- At a pandemic safety certified accommodation or their place of residence and limit movement to essential travel only. More information can be found in this form: https://www.palaugov.pw/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Quarantine-Certificate-Application.pdf
• Additional tests in quarantine?
- A PCR test will be conducted on the seventh day of their restriction of movement/self-monitoring.
(Until further notice)
The Government of the Republic of Palau has discontinued its Quarantine Certification Application System.
Beginning July 4th, a commercial airline traveler needs only to present required documentation to the airline/airline representative for entry into the Republic of Palau. All international travelers entering the Republic of Palau are subject to the entry requirements listed below.
• All travelers must provide valid proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with final dose received at least 14 days prior to arrival in Palau. Vaccine record must clearly show date(s) and number of dose(s) received as well as vaccine brand that is either US FDA or WHO approved or authorized for COVID-19.
• Unvaccinated travelers under twelve (12) years of age may enter Palau and shall undergo the same requirements for vaccinated travelers.
• All travelers are also required to provide valid negative PCR COVID-19 test results taken within three (3) days of departure to Palau or proof of COVID-19 recovery if previously infected with COVID-19. Children under three (3) years old are exempt from entry testing requirement.
• All travelers must provide valid address and contact information in Palau and undergo Restriction of Movement (ROM) for five (5) days from date of arrival.
• All travelers must wear a face mask during the ROM period and undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing on the fifth (5th) day after arrival.
• Violation of any stated requirement shall be subject to a criminal fine of $500.00, up to one (1) year imprisonment in accordance with 34 PNC § 104, and subject to further quarantine or isolation conditions.
• Note: Flights and ships carrying unvaccinated travelers may be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis by the Ministry of Health.
(Until further notice)
Other
• Other useful information such as are airports open/closed, specific mask requirements in airports etc.
- The wearing of a face covering a face shield is mandatory when exiting the plane in Palau.

(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No

(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Palau

COVID-19 information for Palau

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Palau is considered safe for travel and conducting business. Although the overall crime rate is relatively low, the incidence of petty crime and violence is disproportionate to the size of the population. There has been violent crime against expatriates, including murder and sexual assaults, though such incidents are rare. Additionally, break-ins have occurred at expatriate residences.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Palau
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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