Public Health Directive 13-21, covering mitigation and prevention of COVID-19 virus went into effect on May 6, 2021. The directive provides new protocols for travelers coming to Palau from other countries.
In an effort to open “safely” Palau’s borders, the new Public Health Directive 13-21 set out new requirements for incoming travelers.
All travelers entering Palau from High Risk COVID-19 areas must have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure and the vaccine must be FDA or WHO approved for Emergency Use Authorization. These travelers are required to also undergo 14-day period of self-restricted movement and submit negative test result of a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken within 72 hours before departure.
Unvaccinated travelers and fully vaccinated travelers traveling with unvaccinated individuals from High Risk COVID-19 areas are considered exposed and may only enter Palau through a Low Risk area after undergoing 14 days quarantine in that area prior to departure. Unvaccinated persons 18 years old and under travelling with fully vaccinated adults may be exempted from this requirement.
Travelers from Low Risk COVID-19 areas must submit negative PCR test 72 hours prior to departure. To be considered to be coming from a Low Risk area, a traveler must have spent at least 14 consecutive days within that jurisdiction before departing to Palau.
All travelers entering Palau must undergo restriction of movement/self-monitoring period of seven (7) days and must take a COVID testing upon arrival.
High Risk COVID-19 areas are those that have community transmissions and/or presence of any COVID-19 variant.
Low Risk COVID-19 areas are those jurisdictions that have no community transmission nor presence of variants over past 28 days.
In other words, people entering from Guam which is considered High Risk Area, must be fully vaccinated, submit negative test result 72 hours before departure.
People not vaccinated cannot come through Guam and will need to go to Low Risk area such as Taiwan, undergo 14 days quarantine, submit negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to departure.

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