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Palau Travel Restrictions

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States will not be allowed to enter Palau.
Vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Palau with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Palau for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Palau entry details and exceptions

Travelers are allowed to enter Palau provided that they are vaccinated, Palauan citizens and Residents.


Outgoing travel to PalauTraveling from the United States to Palau

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 3 days for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Palau.

Details and exceptions
Children below 3 years old are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Palau.

Details and exceptions
Travelers exposed to COVID-19 or who had a direct contact with a person infected with COVID-19 are required to quarantine for 14 days in a quarantine facility.

Return travelReturning to the United States from Palau

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Palau must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Palau are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Palau

Masks:Required in enclosed environments.

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