Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Palau on the TravelHealthPro website.

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International travel

A limited number of international commercial flights are currently available.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Palau.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government testing requirements. You should contact the Ministry of Health on +680 488 2552 or 2553 for information on testing facilities.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Healthcare in Palau

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health

View Health for further details on healthcare in Palau.

See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Palau

Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. We will update this page when the Government of Palau announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Palau national vaccination programme started in January 2021 and is using the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines. British nationals resident in Palau are eligible for vaccination. The Palau Ministry of Health and Human Services publishes regular guidance on how to get a vaccine in Palau via its Facebook page. The guidance includes vaccination dates and details on who to contact for further information.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Palau, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Help and support

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.