Typhoon Haiyan caused major damage to infrastructure on the outlying atoll of Kayangel to the north of Palau in November 2013. The main business area of Koror is open, but you should check with your travel company for the latest information on damage to tourist infrastructure and possible disruptions. If you’re in one of the affected regions, you should follow the advice of local emergency authorities and let family and friends know you’re safe.

There is no British diplomatic representation in Palau. If you need consular assistance, you should contact the British Embassy in Manila.

Most visits to Palau are trouble-free.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Palau is vulnerable to tropical cyclones and floods. These are most likely to occur between June and November. You should monitor local and international weather updates, and follow instructions issued by the local authorities. See Natural Disasters.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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