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Palau consists of a unique and fascinating array of reefs, water and islands. The aim of the Government of Palau is to promote and encourage the development of a visitor industry in Palau as one of the two lead sectors to support economic growth while maintaining the pristine marine and land environments and ecosystems.

Visitor arrivals by Country Group, FY2008 to FY2023

Country GroupFY2008FY2009FY2010FY2011FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018FY2019FY2020FY2021FY2022FY2023
JAPAN29,51629,30427,98637,70038,37036,42838,14531,73330,54625,77724,38419,58510,623807623143
SOUTH KOREA14,50214,52114,08114,80518,63418,47015,79312,40612,48013,41912,83311,5416,21112136866
TAIWAN22,76214,55322,18932,64940,60528,11531,13515,19615,4369,42211,29614,0246,2581,9128929373
CHINA6236369491,6443,6989,33021,66191,09570,63755,35850,06328,3689,72133577707
USA/CANADA7,7446,9467,5068,3998,2878,4078,6088,8228,4598,4908,3787,8044,0091,1915,6877960
EUROPE3,9323,5143,8144,2905,0825,4935,3634,6114,2484,9624,4473,7532,535195632271
OTHERS3,7713,5494,3724,2134,0394,3684,7204,5604,4624,2424,1634,3042,2711531,1503732
Total82,85073,02380,897103,700118,715110,611125,425168,424146,268121,670115,56489,37941,6283,4009,24735,052

Source: Bureau of Immigration, MOJ, Palau Visitors Authority, and Bureau of Budget and Planning, MOF

Visitor arrivals by Country Group, Monthly, 2024

Country Group2024-012024-022024-032024-042024-052024-062024-072024-082024-092024-102024-112024-12TOTAL CY 2024
JAPAN 519 632 834 459 341 2,785
SOUTH KOREA 87 71 45 83 23 309
TAIWAN 813 736 861 1,050 956 4,416
CHINA 1,492 2,724 1,193 1,155 1,465 8,029
USA/CANADA 942 894 940 927 835 4,538
EUROPE 280 381 328 248 488 1,725
OTHERS 282 315 391 477 367 1,832
Total 4,415 5,753 4,592 4,399 4,475 - - - - - - - 23,634

Source: Bureau of Immigration, Bureau of Budget and Planning, MOF, and Palau Visitors Authority