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Getting there...

There are several international airlines that travel to Palau. U.S. carriers include Delta and United Airlines. There is no direct flight from N. America to Palau.  From Asian, carriers include Asiana Airlines, China Airlines and Korean Air.  

Pristine Paradise & Departure Tax

Beginning January 1, 2018, every international airline is required to include the Pristine Paradise Environmental fee of $100 in the price of the ticket into Palau.  Upon exit, all visitors required to pay a $20 departure tax plus a $30 green fee ($50 total).

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There are 6 major hubs for flights to Palau’s Roman Tmetchul International Airport (ROR), over half of which are reachable via direct flights from the U.S. and Canada.  A direct flight service is yet to be opened from North America but you can often arrive in under 24 hours.


With daily flights from Antonio B. Won Wat International Airport (GUM), flying via Guam to Palau is a great option because of its access to the U.S. Fly from your nearest airport to Honolulu, connect to Guam and reach Palau in under 24 hours.

Manila (Philippines)

United Airlines fly to Palau from Manila in just 2.5 hours.  Outbound flights depart Nino Aquino International Airport (MNL) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with the return leg departing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  There’s two daily nonstop flights to Manila from Los Angeles and a daily direct service from San Francisco.  Get to Manila direct from Toronto four times a week and daily from Vancouver.

Taipei (Taiwan)

From Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) it takes four hours to fly to Palau and the flight departs four times each week.  Direct flights are possible from Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver, but otherwise you’ll have to add another leg to your journey by connecting in Seoul or Shanghai.

Hong Kong

It takes about four hours to reach Palau from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), although direct services are infrequent so you might end up with another connection in Seoul. The beauty of this route, however, are the multiple nonstop flights from major U.S. and Canadian airports, namely Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. And, if you manage to get the direct Hong Kong-Palau service then you’ll only have one connection.

Tokyo (Japan)

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) offers a direct service twice a week with a 4.5-hour journey time. This is another comfortable option for your Palau vacation travel plans as Tokyo possesses one of the world’s most widely-connected airports. The following and more all have daily departures; Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Vancouver.

Seoul (South Korea)

Like Hong Kong, Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICN) is a busy hub for travel to Asia. Chicago, Los Angeles, New York Toronto and Vancouver all offer two or more daily nonstop flights here. Once landed, it’s just an addition 5-hour flight down until you reach your dream diving destination. Flights leave for Palau four times a week.

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