Palau COVID-19 Updates on Mitigation Measures & Travel/Entry Requirements

The Ministry of Health and Human Services informs the public that due to widespread uptake of vaccines, availability of effective therapeutics, and other tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following updates to mitigation measures for travelers and the community will take effect on July 9, 2022 for the Republic of Palau.  For more ... Read More»

Celebrating World Tuna Day 2022

The U.S. made commitments at the Our Ocean 2022, which spanned the issue areas of the conference, including climate change, sustainable fisheries, sustainable blue economies, marine protected areas, maritime security, and marine pollution. Check out this link for a Fact Sheet on the Commitments made at the Our Ocean 2022. https://www.state.gov/united-states-announces…/   World Tuna Day Palau Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Koror to Become First Net Zero U.S. Mission in the World

Today at the U.S. Embassy in Koror, Palau, the United States Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, President of Palau Surangel Whipps Jr., and Ambassador John Hennessey-Niland previewed state-of-the-art infrastructure which will make the embassy the first net zero United States mission in the world. A new solar array will provide 100 percent of the embassy’s power ... Read More»

Brief Resumption of Consular Services – February 28 to March 3, 2022

The U.S. Embassy in Koror is pleased to announce the Embassy’s Consular Section will re-open from February 28 to March 3, 2022. The following services will be available: American citizen services Non-immigrant visas Record of U.S. citizen birth Notary public services New or replacement U.S. passports To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call 587-2920 ext 2900 or email  consularkoror@state.gov Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Passport Fees to Increase

Effective December 27, 2021, the passport security surcharge fee will increase by $20. For minor passport applicants under the age of 16 who use Form DS-11, the new fee is $135 USD. For adults renewing their passports using Form DS-82, the new fee is $130 USD. For adults who must apply in person using Form ... Read More»

Summit For Democracy: Galvanizing Hope and Action

  President Biden  pledged to host a December Summit for Democracy to reinforce the United States’ commitment to placing democracy and human rights at the center of U.S. foreign policy. The Summit for Democracy (S4D) is an opportunity to open a discussion to engage, listen, and speak honestly about the challenges facing democracy within the United States and abroad. It will provide ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Koror, Palau

Location: Worldwide UPDATE to previous Oct. 25 protocols:  Starting December 6, 2021, All Air Passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more that 1 day before travel to the United States What You Need To Know To Travel Into the United States Effective Dec. 6, 2021 @ 12:01am EST Palau MHHS PSA NEW TESTING REQUIREMENTS Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Koror, Palau

Location: Palau Event:  Consular services at the U.S. Embassy in Koror, including passport applications and visa interviews, will be temporarily suspended beginning September 7, 2021 for several weeks.  We are committed to resuming services as soon as possible. We encourage individuals requiring passport or visa services to visit the U.S. Embassy prior to September 1, ... Read More»

United States Continues Relief in the Aftermath of Surigae

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), airlifted plastic sheeting for shelter needs, kitchen sets, and other relief supplies — to save lives and meet the urgent needs of the Palau people in response to Typhoon Surigae.  Arriving in Palau from USAID’s warehouse in Miami, these airlifted supplies will support emergency response efforts for more than ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Koror, Palau (April 16, 2021)

Location: Palau Event:  U.S. Embassy Koror will be on a telework status on Friday, April 16, 2021 (today), due to Tropical Storm Surigae developing near Palau. Attached is the latest Special Weather Update as of 1:00 a.m. on April 16, 2021. Expect light to heavy rainfall, isolated thunderstorms, and windy conditions with possible flooding and mudslides. Actions to ... Read More»

USAID ASSISTS THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA AND PALAU TO SECURE $10.4 MILLION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

For Immediate Release Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supported capacity building efforts in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, which in turn helped to secure $10.4 million in climate change-related grants from the Green Climate Fund ... Read More»

Joint U.S. – Palau Statement on the “Clean Network”

  Republic of Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. and U.S. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach agree on the importance of securing telecommunications infrastructure and ensuring safe technology supply chains based on internationally accepted digital trust standards. They express their commitment to protecting peoples’ personal data, companies’ intellectual property, and each country’s national security ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Statement On Storming of U.S. Capitol

Secretary Pompeo: “The storming of the U.S. Capitol today is unacceptable. Lawlessness and rioting — here or around the world — is always unacceptable. I have travelled to many countries and always support the right of every human being to protest peacefully for their beliefs and their causes. But violence, putting at risk the safety ... Read More»

Absentee Voting for US Elections

U.S. Embassy Koror to send absentee ballots for U.S. Elections via Diplomatic Pouch on specific dates only U.S. Embassy Koror to send absentee ballots for U.S. Elections via Diplomatic Pouch on specific dates only. Return Your Completed, Signed Absentee Ballot for November 3: Some states in the U.S. allow you to return your completed absentee ... Read More»

The United States Continues to Lead the Global COVID-19 Response; Allocates Additional US $12 million for the Pacific Islands Region

The U.S. Embassy today announced the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) additional investment of $12 million to assist partner countries in the Pacific Islands region to prevent the spread and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. To date, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   12/19/21   *** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 ... Read More»

Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  ... Read More»

Historic Meeting of Presidents of the Freely Associated States and United States President Donald J. Trump

President Donald J. Trump, Meets with the President of the Republic of Palau, Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Hilda C. Heine and President of the Federated States of Micronesia, David W. Panuelo (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) Read More»

Koa Moana Team Meets with Local Local Press On US Indo-Pacific Exercises

U.S. Marines and Sailors with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Pacific Fleet are participating in security cooperation events with several partner nations in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility while embarked on the USNS Stockham (T-AK 3017) from October to December 2018 as part of Task Force Koa Moana. The task-organized U.S. ... Read More»

U.S.-Palau Compact Review Agreement Consummated!

On September 19, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Amy Hyatt and Minister of Finance Elbuchel Sadang signed the 15-year Compact Review Agreement Amendments, bringing into force the U.S.-Palau Compact Review Agreement, a process which began in 2010. The signing consummates the first 15-year review and amendment process as provided for under the Compact of Free Association (Compact), ... Read More»

Operation Christmas Drop 2017

Ambassador Hyatt takes part in the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, the Department of Defense’s longest recurring humanitarian mission, packaging and delivering food, tools and toys to more than 50 remote islands in the South-Eastern Pacific, including the Common-Wealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau. Read More»

Palau and FSM Students Study in the U.S.

“It was the first snow of the season, and while most Scranton students walked through campus unfazed, one student was quite literally jumping for joy. First-year student Bailechesel “OJ” Tumechub is from Palau, an island country of sunshine and palm trees, a place where the temperature averages from 76 degrees to 89 degrees throughout the ... Read More»

The Seventh Pacific Regional Search and Rescue 2017

The Seventh Pacific Regional Search and Rescue Workshop was held in Auckland, New Zealand, and jointly hosted and organized by the Government of New Zealand with support of the International Maritime Organization and Pacific Community. Attended by more than 110 representatives from 21 Pacific Island Countries and Territories and another 14 regional partners and observers ... Read More»

Ambassador Hyatt Honors Palauan Women’s Service in US military #BeBoldForChange

International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017, celebrates the many contributions and achievements of women around the world. Here in the Republic of Palau, women have always stood as pillars of society and are empowered to protect the foundations of family, tradition, and culture. A woman’s contribution to Palauan society are highly valued. Many women have ventured ... Read More»

U.S. Gov’t. Awards Grants to Improve Climate Resilience of Communities in Micronesia and Palau

  PCS will implement the Reviving Traditional Croplands to Improve Community Climate Resilience project. This project will revive neglected taro patches and the traditional soil conservation and watershed management practices that go with taro cultivation; thus, increasing food, environmental, and economic security of rural communities. HOPE will implement the Improving Community Climate Resilience in Micronesia ... Read More»

Conference on increasing Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing in the Micronesian States

On March 17, 2015, a multi-lateral conference was held on Guam regarding increasing Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing in the Micronesian States of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of Palau (ROP). Participants included the U.S. Department of State, American Embassy Kolonia, American Embassy Koror, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. military, Australian ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: U.S. Engagement in the Pacific

The Pacific islands are steadfast friends and neighbors of the United States, and positive relations with the Pacific region are an enduring U.S. foreign policy priority. The United States shares the values and aspirations of its Pacific neighbors, and its ties to the Pacific island countries are deep and long-standing. Counselor to the President John ... Read More»
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