Palau Entry Requirements

Palau Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries Yes 1 Yes
Switzerland Yes 1 Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Germany Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay.

Visa information

Generally required, except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period (unless otherwise stated) without taking up employment: (a) [1] Germany, Austria, Switzerland and all other Schengen countries. (b) Turkey: Entry Permit upon arrival for stays of up to 30 days.

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Two extensions of 30 days each (US$50 per extension) are possible. Attention: When entering the country by ship, an environmental tax (Pristine Paradise Environmental Fee (PPEF)) of US$ 100 must be paid in cash. The environmental tax is already included in the flight ticket.

Visa types and costs

entry permit. For stays longer than 30 days: Chief of Immigration, Bureau of Immigration, Ministry of Justice, PO Box 100, Koror 96940. Tel: (680) 488 24 98, 488 26 78). (Requests to extend the Entry Permit must be made no later than 7 days before it expires.)

Application required

The Entry Permit is issued on presentation of a return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds to cover the stay. Extensions must be requested from the Chief of Immigration (see application for address).

Proof of sufficient funds

All travelers must have sufficient funds to cover the length of stay (US$200 per week).

Legally Required Registration

Foreigners who want to stay in Palau for more than 6 months must register with the Chief of Immigration (see application) no later than 30 days after entering the country.

Entry with children

German: Own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Palau Entry Requirements