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Palau Travel Restrictions

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Palau.
Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Palau.

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

Restriction does not apply to travelers under the age of 12, Palauan citizens and permanent residents OF Palau


Outgoing travel to PalauTravelling from New Zealand to Palau

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Palau.

Details and exceptions

Travelers under the age of 3. Travelers with a document of recovery from COVID-19 which includes proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from a healthcare provider or a public health official stating that travelers have recovered and are cleared to traveL are exempt with this requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 5 days upon entering Palau.

Details and exceptions

Travelers must take a COVID-19 test on the 5th day.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Palau

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Palau must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Palau will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Palau

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Palau. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Palau.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Palau.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Palau.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 5 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Palau is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Palau are closed. Bars in Palau are closed.