Palau has two private and one public hospital. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance.
For more information see Health in the main entry Pacific Islands of Micronesia.
Dengue fever, which is transmitted by mosquito bites, occurs nationwide. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general.
See money in main entry Pacific Islands of Micronesia.
In tourist areas, major credit cards are accepted by larger hotels and occasionally by car rental companies and in shops.
Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are not accepted in the Republic of Palau (Belau).
Bank opening hours
- General Mon-Thu 09.30-14.30 and Fri 09.30-17.00.
Foreign exchange regulations
Amounts equivalent to US$10,000 or more must be declared.
Foreign currencies such as euros can be exchanged in banks, but high fees apply.
|Code||Symbol||Exchange rates (no guarantee)|
|USD||U.S$||1 EUR = 1.04 US$
1 CHF = 1.24 US$
1 USD = 1.00 US$