Palau no longer requires travelers coming into Palau to take a COVID-19 vaccine or to show proof of having taken a COVID vaccine before entry.

A public notice issued by the Ministry of Health and Human Services said that effective April 25th, this travel requirement will cease.

Citing “widespread uptake of vaccines, availability of effective therapeutics, and other tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” the Ministry of Health said “Palau will no longer require COVID-19 vaccination to enter the country, effective April 25, 2023.”

As of April 21st, MHHS reported that there were no new cases of COVID-19, no active cases, 9 deaths, 5,999 cumulative cases since August 2021, 5,999 recovered cases, and zero hospitalizations.  Furthermore, a total population of 18,281 persons, 6 months old and above, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The projected total population for Palau is 17,651. (By: L.N. Reklai)

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