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Getting to Palau

Roman Tmetchul International Airport (ROR) situated 6km from town of Koror, is the only international airport within the island archipelago. There are daily flights with United Airlines from Manila, Philippines, via Guam or there are direct flights from Manila at 10pm on Tuesday and Friday evenings. You may also fly via Seoul, S. Korea or Taipei with China Airways and Asiana Airlines.

International Flight Recommendations


All non-US citizens opting to travel via Guam must obtain a US visa or Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA) at least 72 hours prior to travel. Travellers without the required visa or ESTA may be denied flight boarding. Citizens of 37 countries, including most European nations, Australia, New Zealand and Japan are eligible for the ESTA and should apply online. There is a charge of US$14 and the issued authorisation is valid for 2 years and allows for multiple entries into US territores within that period.


Country Departure City Route/Airlines
Australia Sydney Sydney (SYD) - Taipei (TPE) - Koror (ROR)
Qantas & United
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Sydney (SYD) - Manila (MNL)- Koror (ROR)
China Airlines
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Brisbane Brisbane (BNE) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Koror (ROR)
Korean
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Perth Perth (PER) - Singapore (SIN) - Manila (MNL) - Koror (ROR)
Multiple
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Perth (PER) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Manila (MNL) - Koror (ROR)
Malaysian & United
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China Beijing Beijing (PEK) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Koror (ROR)
Korean
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Shanghai Shanghai (PVG) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Koror (ROR)
Korean
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France Paris Paris (CGD) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Koror (ROR)
Korean
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Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel (TXL) - München (MUC) - Austrlia (AXL) - Manila (MNL) - Koror (ROR)
Etihad
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Frankfurt Frankfurt (FRA) - Bangkok (BKK) - Manila (MNL) - Koror (ROR)
Thai / Etihad & United
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Frankfurt (FRA) - Taipei (TPE) - Koror (ROR)
China Airlines
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Japan Narita Narita, Japan (NAR) to Koror (ROR)
Delta Airlines
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Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam (AMS) - Manila (MNL) - Koror (ROR)
Etihad / KLM & United
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Amsterdam (AMS) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Koror (ROR)
Korean
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Spain Madrid Madrid (MAD) - Dubai (DXB) - Manila (MNL) - Koror (ROR)
Emirates & United
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Madrid Madrid (MAD) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Koror (ROR)
Korean
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United Kingdom London Heathrow (LHR) - Manila (MNL) - Koror (ROR)
Emirates / Thai / Malaysian & United
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Heathrow (LHR) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Koror (ROR)
Korean / Asiana
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United States Chicago Chicago (ORD) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Koror (ROR)
Multiple
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Chicago (ORD) - Los Angeles (LAX) - Manila (MNL) - Koror (ROR)
Multiple
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Los Angeles Los Angeles (LAX) - Honolulu (HON) - Guam (GUM) - Koror (ROR)
United
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Los Angeles (LAX) - Taipei (TPE) - Koror (ROR)
China
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New York New York (JFK) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Koror (ROR)
Korean
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New York (LGA) - Houston (IAH) - Honolulu (HON) - Guam (GUM) - Koror (ROR)
United
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International Flight Recommendations


Roman Tmetchul International Airport (ROR) situated 6km from town of Koror, is the only international airport within the island archipelago. There are daily flights with United Airlines from Manila, Philippines, via Guam or there are direct flights from Manila at 10pm on Tuesday and Friday evenings. You may also fly via Seoul, S. Korea or Taipei with China Airways and Asiana Airlines.


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Palau – Getting there


On Arrival

Citizens of the United States are granted a 1 year visa upon arrival while passport holders of most other western countries may obtain a 30 day tourist visa on arrival, at no extra charge. All visitors to Palau are required to be in possession of a current passport and a return airline ticket. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months from date of entry into Palau.

For non U.S. citizens intending to stay longer than 30 days, you may obtain two 30 day visa extensions for a total of 90 days. Applications for an extension must be approved at least 7 days prior to visa expiry and there is a charge of 50US$ for each 30 day extension.

It is the responsibility of our guests to ensure they have the correct visa and fulfill the requirements for entry into the Palau.
For updates and changes please check the Palau Visitors Authority website.

Departure Fees & Taxes


All fees are included in your airline ticket. When you leave Palau, you will need your passport and boarding pass, along with a ticket, e-ticket receipt or a printed e-ticket confirmation. Please make sure you have all these documents with you.

Banking facilities in Koror are limited, therefore we advise our guests to make their currency exchange prior to arrival. 300-400 US$ cash is recommended for incidental local and on board expenses. All prices on board are in USD. We also accept cash payment in Euro, GBP and AUD. If you prefer payment by credit card, there is a credit card facility for on board expenses as well, for which there is an admin charge of 3.5%.

Further assistance


Palau is a lush tropical paradise with a very rich WWII history: a must-visit! Why not add some excursions before or after your Palau liveaboard holiday? Contact our travel team
to find out all about our excursion options and quotes.

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