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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Palau Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Palau

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Palau. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Palau

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Palau. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Palau.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Palau

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Palau.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Palau from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Palau due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   Palau has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/palau-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/palau

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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All commercial passenger flights to and from Palau have been suspended until further notice. If you’re in Palau, make arrangements for an extended stay and take care to minimise your risk to COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe and well. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Palau.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/palau

Individual rating changes for Palau

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Palau. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 18th 2020

The total rating for Palau changed from 4.3 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Palau to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -2.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Palau changed from 3.3 to 4.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Palau to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Palau changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Palau with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Palau changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Palau to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Palau changed from 1.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Palau with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Palau changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Palau with a rating of 1.0.

About Palau

Palau with its capital Melekeok is a country in Oceania (Micronesia), slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC (458 km²). The country is located Oceania, group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines. The climate can be described as tropical; hot and humid; wet season May to November. The landscape is varying geologically from the high, mountainous main island of Babelthuap to low, coral islands usually fringed by large barrier reefs. With a population of less than a million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Melekeok
Population less than one million
Size 458 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English, Finnish, Japanese, Panjabi, Somali, Tonga, Chinese
Currency Dollar (short: USD)
Common voltage (electricity) 115/230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +680
Internet Top Level Domain .pw
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 PW
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 PLW
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 585

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Palau is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and overfishing
  • illegal fishing practices
  • inadequate facilities for disposal of solid waste
  • threats to the marine ecosystem from sand and coral dredging

Natural hazzards

  • typhoons (June to December)

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Palau. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. fishing
  2. subsistence agriculture
  3. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. beans
  3. betel nuts
  4. breadfruit
  5. cabbages
  6. calamansi
  7. cassava
  8. chickens
  9. coconuts
  10. cucumbers

Palauan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Palau.

Export products

  1. other fish (many species)
  2. shellfish
  3. tuna

Import products

  1. equipment
  2. foodstuffs
  3. fuels
  4. machinery
  5. metals

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Palau?

Palau is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Palau.

Is it safe to travel Palau in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Palau. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Palau?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Palau.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Palau?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Palau. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Palau.

What is the size of Palau?

Palau has a size of 458 km² or 177 mi² which is slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.