For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa required

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa require


For visas and other information please contact the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Palau to the United Nations in New York.



Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter and transit through Palau without restrictions. It is necessary to complete a health control form upon entry and to undergo a medical examination. Entry is prohibited to those citizens of the Republic of Serbia who in the 14 days leading up to the arrival had visited or transited through the People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macao) or stayed on passenger cruisers that docked in the ports of countries affected by COVID-19.
The above also applies to all other foreign nationals.



The only airport in the country is Airai (ROR) on the island of Babeldaob.

Passport must be valid for at least six months from the day of arriving to Palau. All foreign nationals are required to complete a customs declaration when entering Palau. Any amount equal to or greater than 10,000 US dollars must be reported to the competent customs authorities upon entry and departure. Departure tax and green fee of 20 and 30 US dollars, respectively, are charged at departure.

The following goods may be imported into Palau by travellers without incurring customs duty: one bottle of spirits, 20 cigarettes or 1 cigar. Bringing in firearms and ammunition, narcotics, pornographic or dangerous materials is prohibited.



No social security agreement has been concluded.



HEALTH SITUATION —  Current information on the health situation is available on the website of the World Health Organization.

The health situation is relatively satisfactory, with dengue fever present seasonally. Healthcare in Palau is relatively good for routine cases, but with limited availability given that there is only one state hospital in the country. The state hospital and private clinics accept cash payments as well as credit cards.

It is recommended to consume bottled water as tap water is generally considered not safe for drinking.

The emergency number is 911, but it often takes up to two hours for an ambulance to arrive.

SECURITY SITUATION — The crime rate in Palau is low, but it is necessary to maintain personal safety and safety of personal belongings. In some parts of the country there are still unexploded ordnance from World War II, so caution is advised when diving, walking in nature or visiting caves.

Monsoons and cyclones are most common between June and December, but major storms mostly occur outside this period and often lead to air traffic disruptions. It is recommended to follow the local weather forecast, as well as instructions issued by the hotel staff.

Number in case of emergency is 911.

TRANSPORT – The only public transport in Palau are taxi cabs, which are not equipped with taximeters. Most taxi cabs have pre-fixed prices to certain destinations, and it is common to hire a taxi cab to get around.

OTHER INFORMATION – The US dollar (USD) is used in Palau, and payment in foreign currency is not allowed. Payment cards are accepted.


Contact information

For consular assistance and protection while in Palau, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo, Japan, which covers Palau on a non-residential basis, tel. 81 (0) 3-3447-3571 and e-mail: