COVID-19 Information

COVID-19

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 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.   

Country-Specific Information

  • There have been no reported cases of community transmission of COVID-19 within the Republic of Palau.

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 required to test on Day 4 of their visit as well as within 24 hours of their outbound flight, if travelling to Guam.
  • Tests are conducted at the Belau National Hospital from 8am to 10am.
  • Testing costs: $25.00 per antigen test. To receive a hard copy of test results, travelers will be charged an extra $5.50. For example, total cost of two tests plus a paper printout would be: $55.50. Note: Travelers are required to pay for their tests using exact change.

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? Yes
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No. Palau does not require the Day 1 testing upon arrival.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No, but all vaccinated travelers to the Republic of Palau must undergo Restriction of Movement (ROM) for a period of four (4) days from date of arrival and are subject to daily self-monitoring their health, and restricting movement to only essential travel (i.e., seeking medical attention, grocery shopping, banking, etc.) or following their Authorized Jurisdiction’s Special Conditions. Face masks must be worn at all times during ROM period.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No, however, travelers are advised to avoid large crowds, avoid close contact with children under 12 years old and immunocompromised individuals, use preventive measures (i.e., handwashing), and wear a face mask and wristband (issued upon arrival) at all times during the ROM period.

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Any person determined to have been exposed to COVID-19 shall go undergo a mandatory quarantine for a period of up to fourteen (14) days.

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 currently does not provide consular services on a daily bases. Please check the Embassy’s Facebook page for more information.
  • What visa services are being offered? none

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