Travel to Palau

Palau: entry and exit regulations

Formalities, visas

To enter Palau you need a passport that is valid for 120 days beyond the intended departure period. A return or onward travel ticket and sufficient financial resources must also be proven. You will then receive a visa for 30 days upon entry. If you want to stay longer, you can have the visa extended for a fee.

Departure fee

When leaving Palau, an exit fee is required, which is not very cheap and is usually charged in US dollars.

Import and export of goods

The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.


One liter of hard alcohol or its equivalent and 200 cigarettes can be imported duty-free.

Palau: arrival and transport

How to get to Palau

By plane

Palau is best reached by plane via Asia. There are flight connections to Palau from many of the metropolises there.

From Germany, it makes sense to enter via Manila/Philippines.

Or via Taipei (Taiwan), with the relatively inexpensive EVA Air,, or with China Air,

Travel in the country


Palau has a total of 61 km of roads, 36 km of which are paved.

Car rental

There are a large number of car rental companies on the main island of Koror. On all other islands you have to rent the cars privately. The maximum speed is 40 km/h and there is right-hand traffic.


Taxis are also only available on Koror.

Ferry connections

Koror is the only overseas port in the country.

Aside from some state boats, most of the boats that run between the islands are private boats. Many of them are speed boats. In return for a share of the petrol costs, you can also find carpooling on the smaller private boats.

Air connections Palau Air flies from Koror to the islands of Peleliu and Angaur six times a week.

Palau Trans Pacific Airlines connects many of the islands with each other, including the southwest.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, Palau’s international license plate is:


Tourist office

Palau Visitor Authority:

PO Box 256

Koror, Republic of Palau 96940

Tel: 00680 – 488 2793

00680 – 488 1930

Fax: 00680 – 488 1453


Palau: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations, and Warnings

Infectious Diseases

In Palau, the following diseases, which are rarely or rarely widespread in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:

  • Malaria, there is no risk of malaria infection
  • cholera
  • Dengue fever disease
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
  • Filariasis
  • tetanus
  • Typhoid, a risk only for travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to Palau are recommended vaccinations against the following diseases:

  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Hepatitis A and B, hepatitis B only for travelers who come into contact with blood or seek sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Tetanus, such a vaccination should generally have taken place, also in the home country.
  • Typhus, for special travel groups (backpackers) who are z. B. supply yourself with water in nature.

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than 1 year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against yellow fever.

Current warnings

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens Service

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000

Palau: Currency and Shopping

The local currency is the US dollar, with $ 1 = 100 cents.

The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:

  • $ 1
  • $ 2
  • $ 5
  • $ 10
  • $ 20
  • $ 50
  • $ 100

And the following coins: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 25c and 50c

Banks and opening times

The main banks of the island state are the “Bank of Guam” and “Bank of Hawaii”.

Opening times are:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Cards Credit cards are accepted in the larger hotels and restaurants as well as at car rental companies and diving schools.

Shopping, shopping

Shop opening times

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cheap or country-specific goods, souvenirs,

storyboards, storyboards were originally part of the painted men’s houses, Bai (see also under sights).

The first strangers who came to the islands had pieces of wood with the brightly colored paintings cut out of the ornate house gables.

Since around 1930, the locals began to paint wooden boards with colorful pictures especially for strangers and thus today’s tourists. The stories or legends of the islands were depicted on it. Recently they have also become a means of political expression and are an integral part of handicrafts on the islands.

Palau: embassies, consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Palau embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

The Republic of Palau is only represented diplomatically in the USA.

Representation Republic of Palau in Washington

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 300

Washington DC 20006 (USA)

Tel: 001 – 202 – 452 6814

Fax: 001 – 202 – 452 6281


German representations in Palau


The Federal Republic of Germany does not have its own embassy on Palau. The embassy in Manila, Philippines is responsible.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Manila

25/F, Tower II, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue

0707 Makati City, Metro-Manila, Philippines


German Embassy Manila

PO Box 2190,

Makati CPO, Makati City

1261 Metro Manila, Philippines

Tel: 0063 – (0) 2 – 702 3000

Fax: 0063 – (0) 2 – 702 3015


The German embassy in Manila is still responsible for:

  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Guam
  • Marshall Islands
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau

Austrian representations in Palau


Austria does not have its own embassy on Palau. The embassy in Manila, Philippines is responsible.

Austrian Embassy in Manila

4th Floor, Prince-Building

117 Thailand Street (formerly Rada St.) Legaspi Village

Makati, Metro Manila:

POBox 2411 MCC PO

Makati, Metro Manila Tel: 0063 – 2 – 817 9191

0063 – 2 – 817 4992

Fax: 0063 – 2 – 813 4238


The Austrian embassy in Manila is also responsible for Taiwan

Swiss representations in Palau


Switzerland does not have its own embassy in Palau. The embassy in Manila, Philippines is responsible.

Embassy, Embassy of Switzerland in Manila

Equitable Bank Tower, 24th Floor

8751 Paseo de Roxas

Makati City 1226, Philippines:

Embassy of Switzerland

PO Box 2068

Makati Central Post Office

1260 Makati, Metro Manila

Philippines Tel: 0063 – 2 – 757 9000

Fax: 0063 – 2 – 757 3717


The Swiss embassy in Manila is also responsible for the Federated States of Micronesia.

Travel to Palau