COVID-19 Information

COVID-19

Last updated:  Sept. 9, 2022

All travelers are no longer required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, before entering the country. COVID-19 vaccination is still a requirement and travelers must submit proof of complete vaccination with final dose administered at least 14 days prior to departure to the Republic of Palau.

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.

Country-Specific Information.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are either PCR or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Palau? Yes   
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • All travelers are recommended to get tested 3-5 days after arrival on days when there is “community” testing.
  • A testing schedule is published on a weekly basis and published on the MHHS website and the MHHS Facebook page as well as other media outlets and channels
  • Testing costs: Click on the link for COVID-19 Test Price

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of Palau approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Palau for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Palau?  Moderna and Pfizer
  • Visit the Ministry of Health and Human Services website or Facebook page for information/announcements about local availability of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No, but all vaccinated travelers to the Republic of Palau are required to undergo self-monitoring for a period of four (4) days following arrival in Palau.  Travelers should monitor their health during this time period, and if symptoms develop, they should isolate immediately, obtain testing and care if necessary.  Traveler is required to wear a mask at all times during the 4-day monitoring period.

Quarantine Information

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes  
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Consular Operations 

  • What ACS services are being offered? Notarial services only are offered via appointment. The Embassy does provide consular services on Tuesday & Thursday from 9am-11am.
  • What visa services are being offered?  Visa Services are offered on Tuesday & Thursday from 9am-11am.

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