Palau visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Palauan Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa policy in Palau provides that nationals of Burkina Faso can get a visa upon their arrival at any international airport in Palau.
  • This visa on arrival allows citizens of Burkina Faso to stay in Palau for a duration of 30 days.
  • Visitors who wish to stay beyond the 30-day validity are to apply for an extension at the immigration department in Palau.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Palau. The passport should have at least one blank page for stamping.
  • Travellers from Burkinabe below the age of 18 must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians. 
  • Citizens of Burkina Faso travelling to Palau must provide evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Palau, which could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in Palau.
  • Tourists are required to pay a $20 departure tax and a $30 green fee ($50 total) per person when leaving Palau.
  • Burkina Faso nationals are also required to provide proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • On entry and exit, Visitors with amounts of over 10,000 USD must declare it.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Palau from any international airport in Burkina Faso. There are international airports in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • China Airlines, Brussels Airlines, and Ethiopian Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Burkina Faso to Palau.
  • The estimated flight duration from both Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo to Ngerulmud, Palau is 1 day, 7 hours.
  • The United States Dollar is the official currency used in Palau. Visitors are advised to exchange their foreign currencies at banks and other exchange outlets.
  • Palauan and English are the official languages in Palau. Majority of the population speaks both languages fluently. Tagalog and Japanese are also well-spoken languages in the country.
  • Christianity is the most prominent religion in Palau, particularly Roman Catholicism, with about 46% of the entire population. Christian denominations like Seventh-day Adventist and Jehovah’s witness are also present in Palau. Other religions like Buddhism, Baha’i faith and Hinduism make up the minority religion.
  • Palau has a tropical rainforest climate with heavy rainfall throughout the year. The dry season is from December to April, and the rainy season is from April to December. The best time to visit Palau is from February to April since it has the least rainfall and sunny period of the year.
  • Some special delicacies tourists can try in Palau are broiled fish (Palauan style), tinola and ulkoy.
  • Visitors can move around in Palau with minibuses, taxis, tour buses and car rentals.
  • Palau uses the Palau time (GMT+9), which puts Palau is nine hours ahead of Burkina Faso.
  • Some tourist destination Burkinabes can visit while in Palau include Rock island, Koror and Peleliu.
  • The power and socket plug used in Palau are of Type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Visitors are advised to be careful as they go about their tourist-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What language is spoken in Palau?

Palau has two official languages: Palauan and English. The majority of residents speak both without difficulty. With about a third of the population consisting of migrants from the Philippines and their descendants, Tagalog has become the fourth most-spoken language in Palau. Amongst older Palauans, Japanese is also spoken.

When is the best time to travel to Palau?

Palau is an outstanding destination all year round. The best time to visit Palau is between November and April. These months have the greatest number of pelagics and have incredible visibility.

What is the main religion in Palau?

Christianity is the most dominating religion in Palau. About half the country's population are Roman Catholics, and just over one-fourth of the population are Protestants. Other religions like Buddhism, Baha’i faith and Hinduism make up the minority religion.

Is Palau safe for tourists?

Yes, Palau is quite a safe country to visit. Walking in downtown Koror at night, even past midnight, is quite safe. But as with any place in the world, tourists are to still take necessary precautions while in the country.