PALAU TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Palau is an archipelago of over 500 islands, part of the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean. Koror Island is home to the former capital, also named Koror, and is the islands’ commercial centre. The larger Babeldaob has the present capital, Ngerulmud, plus mountains and sandy beaches on its east coast. In its north, ancient basalt monoliths known as Badrulchau lie in grassy fields surrounded by palm trees.

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All travelers will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine and undertake 2 separate PCR swab tests. If the first test result is negative, then at the end of the 14 days of quarantine, they may transfer to their residence to complete a further 7-day self-isolation. Wearing face shield is mandatory when exiting the airplane in Palau.Palau has restricted entrance of travelers who have transited through or have been in China, Hong Kong, or Macau in the past 14 days.

 

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  • Capital: Melekeok
  • Currency: US dollar ($, USD)
  • Area: 458 km²
  • Population: 17 907 (2018)
  • Language: English and Palauan; also Sonsorolese, Tobi, Angaur, Japanese
  • Electricity: 120V, 60Hz (North American plug)
 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 15 March, Youth Day
  • 5 May, Senior Citizens’ Day
  • Last Monday in May, Memorial Day
  • 1 June, President’s Day
  • 9 July, Constitution Day
  • 1st Monday in September, Labor Day
  • 1 October, Independence Day
  • 24 October, United Nations Day

Last Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Palau’s climate is hot and humid (average relative humidity is 82%) with mean daily air temperature at around 28°C. There is little season variability in its temperature. The difference between its hottest and its coldest months is 0.8°C approximately. The main wet season is between May and October, with June and August having the largest rainfall. Rainfall can vary between years as a result of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). El Niño years are drier and La Niña years are on average wetter.

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Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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HEALTH

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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