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Made up of over 300 islands, Palau is a country located in the western Pacific. It is covered in tropical rainforests and is home to dozens of waterfalls and natural sites.
Palau is best known for its many breathtaking scuba diving sites. But, is well known for its historical sites as well. Not only are there ruins of societies over 3,000 years old, but old tanks and other remnants of World War II are scattered across the islands. These many draws are what make Palau such a popular destination to visit.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Palau. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Palau: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue and chikungunya are present in Palau. Make sure to bring and use mosquito repellent and netting.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
No, there is no visa required for travelers visiting Palau for less than one year. All you will need is a passport with six month’s validity at the time of entry and one blank page for the entry stamp.
Palau also has exit fees, which currently total $50 and must be paid upon your departure. Be sure to ask your airline if the fees are included in the ticket price.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Because of its proximity to the equator, Palau enjoys a warm and steady climate year-round. During every month, the average high in the 80’s, while the lows is in the 70’s.
While the official rainy season is from July to October. Rain and humidity are common all year long. Typhoons and other major storms are rare, but can occur.
The crime rate in Palau is fairly low, making it a safe place to vacation. You should still be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your belongings at all times.
Some areas of Palau also have a risk of unexploded ordnance. There are some bombs and other exploding weapons left over from World War II. Most of these are found on the island of Peleliu. But, it is possible to encounter them in other places.
One of Palau’s top spots to visit is the Rock Islands. This is a collection of over 300 small islands created from volcanic activity. They lie between the major islands of Koror and Peleliu, and they are one of the most-visited areas in Palau.
The Rock Islands is one of the few areas declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for natural and cultural reasons. Not only are the islands filled with wildlife, but there are also stone ruins of ancient civilizations.
The islands are also home to the famous Jellyfish Lake. Here jellyfish have evolved to have no sting and tourists can swim alongside them. Dolphin Bay is also located among the islands. This resort educates tourists about dolphins with the bay’s resident pod of spinner dolphins.
Bringing the right supplies is essential for the perfect trip.
The U.S. Embassy in Palau is located in Koror, which is the largest city in Palau as well as the former capital.
U.S. Embassy Koror
Airai, Palau 96940
Tel: (680) 587-2920
Before your trip, sign up with the Smart Traveler Enrolment Program. This will notify local embassies of your trip and to stay up-to-date on travel notices for Palau.
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