Most trips to Palau are made without special problems. The greatest uncertainty is related to undetected explosives that remain from World War II, especially on Peleliu and Angaur.
Most trips to Palau are made without special problems. The greatest uncertainty is related to undetected explosives that remain from World War II, especially on Peleliu and Angaur. When driving a car, keep to clear roads.
There is no Norwegian foreign station in Palau.
The risk of terrorist incidents in Palau is considered low.
There is little crime in Palau, but there is violence related to alcohol and drugs. On Koror there is a curfew from 02.30 – 06.00 Monday to Thursday and from 04.00 – 06.00 Friday to Sunday, as well as on public holidays.
Normal reservations are recommended. Women are not recommended to walk alone in the evening.
Violation of Palau law may result in imprisonment or deportation.
Palau borders the typhoon belt and tropical storms can occur between November and April. These can affect air transport, water supply and electricity. More severe storms normally occur in May, and the period October – January. Floods and landslides occur.
- Countryaah: Melekeok is the capital of Palau. Check to find information of population, geography, history, and economy about the capital city.
Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or longer period in Palau are encouraged to register on reiseregistrering.no.
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid travel insurance.
Local emergency numbers: 911 for ambulance, fire and police.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The Foreign Service is not responsible if the following information on entry regulations or visa requirements is changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for entry and to familiarize themselves with the current entry rules for each country.
Norwegian citizens must have a visa to Palau. Visa is issued for 30 days upon arrival. Passport must be valid for at least six months after leaving Palau.
Upon arrival, all travelers must be able to show a valid departure ticket. There is a departure tax on Palau. This must be paid in cash at the airport.
Only passports are accepted as identification documents. It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure that travel documents are valid.
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends hepatitis A and typhoid vaccine before entering Palau. See here for more information.
English and Palau are the official languages of Palau. The US dollar is the official currency. ATMs are widespread on Koror, but to a lesser extent on the other islands. Credit cards can be used at larger hotels, as can travel checks that can also be withdrawn at larger banks.
Palau is seven hours ahead of Norway.
The area code for calls from Norway to Palau is +680. Internet cafes are widespread on Koror.
Normal opening hours are from 10am. 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Banks are open from 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Thursday and until 10am. 17 on Fridays.
110/120 volts is standard for electrical outlets.
It is expected that one tips.
The average temperature in Palau is 27 degrees. The rainy season is counted from May to November, with July and October being the wettest months.
Public Holidays: January 1 – First New Year’s Day, March 15 – Youth Day, May 5 – Senior Day, June 1 – President’s Day, July 9 – Constitution Day, September 7 – Labor Day, October 1 – Liberation Day, 24.October – UN Day, November 28 – Thanksgiving, December 25 – Jul.