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Palau

Palau Passport Ranking

The Palauan passport currently ranks on the 46th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 120 countries. The ranking has consistently improved over the past years from 61st spot in 2008 to the current ranking. This grants it an overall medium mobility score. Palauan passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Singapore, the United Kingdom, United States and the entire European Union. However, Palauan citizens require a visa to enter about 106 destinations. Some countries where a visa is required are China, Japan and Ukraine.

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Capital
Ngerulmud
Local Time
UTC+09:00
Phone Code
+680
Population
17950
Language
English
(none)
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The Island Republic of Palau consists of 340 islands and is divided into 16 regions. The most important Regions are Koror, Airai and Peleliu. It is located in Oceania in the Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines. Palauan geography and terrain is varying from low lying coral atolls and extensive reefs to high mountains. Its climate is tropical hot and humid with a rainy season from May to November. The overall area of the islands is 459 square kilometers making it the 4th smallest country in Oceania.

The overall population is approximately 17,907 people. The capital of the country is Ngerulmud. The most populous city however is Koror City with approximately 14,000 inhabitants. Other important cities are Ulimang and Angaur. The country’s largest international airport is Roman Tmetuchl International Airport (ROR). The airport is named after politician Roman Tmetuchl. The airport provides access to local as well as to international destinations.

The highest percentage religion in the country is the Christianity. The official languages are Palauan and English. The Palauan legal system is a mix between the civil, common and customary law. The government form is a presidential republic. The chief of state and head of government is the elected President Tommy Remengesau. The Presidential elections are held every 4 years.

The official currency is the United States Dollar (USD). The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $300 million, making it the 5th lowest GDP in Oceania. Its citizens have a per capita income of $16,296. The GDP is mostly made up of the services and industry sector. The economy is dominated by tourism and the fishing industry. Foreign aid is being provided by the United States government. Currently the main good of exports of the country are fish, oil, machinery, coconuts, cassava and chestnuts. The main exports partners are the United States, Mexico and Japan.

The Republic of Palau is a growing tourism destination. It has a variety of beautiful untouched natural reserves and reefs. It is known for its vast beaches, fishing, surfing and diving. It has one UNESCO world heritage site. Some of the major destinations include the capital Ngerulmud, the Jellyfish lake, the Rock Islands, Meyuns, Clear Lake and Melekeok. The island nation has a total of approximately 106,000 tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from New Zealand, Australia and other neighboring countries.

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Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Albania
Albania
Algeria
Algeria
Angola
Angola
Argentina
Argentina
Aruba
Aruba
Bahamas
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bahrain
Barbados
Barbados
Belarus
Belarus
Bhutan
Bhutan
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
Botswana
Botswana
Brazil
Brazil
Brunei
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Burundi
Cameroon
Cameroon
Canada
Canada
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Central African Republic
Chad
Chad
Chile
Chile
China
China
Congo
Congo
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Cuba
Cuba
Curacao
Curacao
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Eswatini
Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
French Guiana
French Guiana
French West Indies
French West Indies
Ghana
Ghana
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea
Guyana
Guyana
Honduras
Honduras
Iraq
Iraq
Ireland
Ireland
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Lebanon
Lebanon
Liberia
Liberia
Libya
Libya
Mali
Mali
Mayotte
Mayotte
Mongolia
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montenegro
Morocco
Morocco
Myanmar
Myanmar
Namibia
Namibia
Nauru
Nauru
Nepal
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Caledonia
New Zealand
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Niger
Niger
Nigeria
Nigeria
Niue
Niue
Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island
North Korea
North Korea
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Norway
Oman
Oman
Pakistan
Pakistan
Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Territories
Panama
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Philippines
Philippines
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Qatar
Reunion
Reunion
Romania
Romania
Russian Federation
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Samoa
Samoa
San Marino
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Senegal
Serbia
Serbia
Seychelles
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somalia
South Africa
South Africa
South Korea
South Korea
South Sudan
South Sudan
Spain
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
St. Helena
St. Helena
St. Maarten
St. Maarten
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sudan
Sudan
Suriname
Suriname
Sweden
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
Syria
Syria
Taiwan
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Tanzania
Thailand
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste
Togo
Togo
Tonga
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Tuvalu
Uganda
Uganda
Ukraine
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United States of America
United States of America
Uruguay
Uruguay
US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Vatican City
Venezuela
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Viet Nam
Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Yemen
Zambia
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe