Travel Summary

TRAVEL INFORMATION

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Accommodation and Travel form and travel dates must be completed online for transportation to be arranged before your arrival into Palau.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM ALL HOTELS TO CONFERENCE VENUES: PPUC will be providing free transportation to and from the hotel and between the conference venues during the conference week. Please look out for the name of your hotel on the buses.

GROUND TRANSFER FROM PALAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Palau International Airport is located approximately 12.2kms (24 minutes’ drive) away from Koror, Republic of Palau.

Shuttle services should be prearranged for transfers to and from the airport by the delegates with the hotels of their choices; delegates are to check with their respective hotels when making bookings as this is a charged service.

  1. Alamo

Suite 102 Ground Floor

Tsuneo Professional Building

Omtilou Koror, 96940

Palau

Tel: 7756286

Website: https://www.alamo.com/en_US/car-rental/locations/pw/rorc71-palau-main-office.html

  1. Budget

Temegil Building, Idid Hamlet, Koror,

Palau

Tel: (680) 488 6233

Website: https://www.budget.com/en/locations/pw/koror-palau/r01

  1. National

Palau International Airport

Website: https://www.carrentals.com/car-company/national-car-rentals-koror_palau.v-cty/

CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS: All delegates are requested to provide a list of items being shipped to Palau for the event at least a month prior to the conference to ensure timely clearance of these items by PPUC. Delegates shipping food or wooden items will need to advise PPA who will then work with PPUC to clear these items arrival to Palau. Also these food and wooden items need to have quarantine clearance from the country of origin.

IMMIGRATION & VISA REQUIREMENTS: All visitors must have a valid passport with not less than 6 months from the date of expiration and proof of return arrangements. VISAs are NOT required. A 30-days Tourist Visa will be issued upon arrival and can be extended within 7 days in advance with approval of the Chief of Immigration for a fee of US$50.00 before expiration date of the visa. (Note: Maximum of 90 days: 30 days upon arrival plus 2 extensions at US$50.00 fee per extension. After which visitors must exit the country). Citizens of United States of America, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Guam, and the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands with valid passports are issued 1 year Visa upon arrival. Citizens of Myanmar and Bangladesh must have a pre-approved visa. For more information about extended stay in Palau, please call the Bureau of Immigration at (680) 488 – 2498 or 2678, Mondays to Fridays at the hours 7:30am – 4:30pm or e-mail inquiries to imm@palaunet.com.

DUTY FREE ALLOWANCES:

TOBACCO PRODUCTS

On September 10, 2013, the President of the Republic of Palau signed RPPL 9-15 into law. This law imposes an Excise Tax on all tobacco products and restricts duty free imports of tobacco products.
Any person who imports cigarettes or tobacco products into the Republic shall pay the applicable excise tax at the point that the products enter the Republic. Tobacco products include any products consisting of or containing the processed leaves of plants from the genus Nicotiana or species tabecum used for smoking, chewing or snuff, and including all products which contain tobacco in any form in an amount that is more than an incidental ingredient or component and that is intended for human consumption and may include all parts and materials, such as filters, rods, and similar matter.

RATE: As of January 1, 2015, cigarettes shall be taxed at the rate of $5.00 per 0.017 kilograms (approximately the weight of a pack of 20 sticks) and packs of cigarettes weighing less than 0.017 kilograms shall be taxed at the rate of $5.00 per pack.
All other tobacco products shall be taxed at the rate of $5.00 per 0.017 kilograms.

A person arriving in the Republic by common carrier may import into Palau free of taxation, one of the following: One opened pack of cigarettes, one cigar, not exceeding 15 grams, or up to fifteen grams of loose smoking tobacco, chewing tobacco, or pipe tobacco, in an opened package.

NO ALLOWANCE FOR TOBACCO PRODUCTS FOR TRAVELERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21.
ALCOHOL PRODUCTS

Up to two (2) litres of liquor, and up to one (1) pack of cigarettes containing up to twenty (20) cigarettes can be brought into Palau duty-free, importation of controlled substances and weapons, are stricly prohibited and any traveler in possession of any controlled substances will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law of the Republic of Palau

NO ALLOWANCE FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR TRAVELERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21.

DRESS ATTAIRE FOR THE CONFERENCE: Cotton slacks and short sleeve shirts are advised for men and cotton dresses, skirts and tops are advised for women.

PALAU DRIVING LICENCE: For delegates who intend to drive in Palau, you will be required to obtain a driver’s driving license.  Foreign visitors may drive in Palau with their domestic driver licenses for 30 days. The international driving permit is recommended. After 30 days staying in Palau, any foreign driver must obtain a Palauan driver license.

 

  • Driving is on the right side of the road
  • The national speed limit is 40km/h (25mph)
  • The permitted blood alcohol level is 0.01%
  • Passing slow-moving vehicles is illegal
  • Motorcyclists must wear protective helmets
  • The police phone number is 911

Rental cars are available upon arriving at the Palau International Airport or at various offices in downtown Koror. Left and right hand drive cars are present in Palau.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Please contact Reena Suliana, PPA Secretariat on Tel: (679) 3306 022 or send an email to: ppa@ppa.org.fj.