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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 FY2022

Country GroupFY2008FY2009FY2010FY2011FY2012FY2013FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017FY2018FY2019FY2020FY2021FY2022
JAPAN29,58629,35028,04637,75938,42836,47438,20031,78630,58525,82924,43719,63710,64783762
SOUTH KOREA14,53414,55614,10414,82618,67518,50115,83412,45312,52913,47212,87211,5696,22712136
TAIWAN22,78514,56922,20932,68240,64528,17131,17515,25815,5019,49311,35414,0656,2791,914892
CHINA6346519561,6563,7159,35721,70691,17470,74155,49150,21128,5049,7613357
USA/CANADA7,8007,0017,5608,4398,3088,4328,6308,8568,4998,5328,4267,8324,0151,1945,687
EUROPE3,9463,5193,8194,2975,0925,5075,3904,6534,2935,0054,4863,7862,54120563
OTHERS3,7903,5664,4074,2444,0654,3814,7394,5894,5024,2814,2114,3332,2831561,150
Total83,07573,21281,101103,903118,928110,823125,674168,770146,650122,103115,99789,72641,7533,4129,247

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

Visitor arrivals by Country Group, Monthly, 2022

Country Group2022-012022-022022-032022-042022-052022-062022-072022-082022-092022-102022-112022-12
JAPAN29363780101629699135000
SOUTH KOREA011215161581740000
TAIWAN30953828158221000
CHINA1035510956000
USA/CANADA315414429688541761708375543000
EUROPE171930101183812713339000
OTHERS3729723116893137125146000
Total429518578 1,238 751987 1,100 836930000

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