Palau

Palau Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving in Palau-
You can drive on the licence of your home country for 30 days after which you must apply for a Palauan driver’s license. (Not an International Driving Permit) In Koror, most of the roads are in reasonable condition.On Babeldaob the roadknown as the “Compact Road” that loops around the island of Babeldaob is in fairly good condition in most parts though it has deteriorated in some parts and there are numerous pot holes. Secondary roads connecting villages to the Compact Road vary in quality from good to rough. All small roads are likely to deteriorate after heavy rain and bear in mind that Palau is prone to cyclones and floods. Driving is fairly laid back with a speed limit is 25 miles per hour, but drivers routinely ignore this limit on the better roads, and traffic often moves slower in Koror. Passing slow-moving vehicles is not allowed, but drivers do this routinely, creating potentially dangerous situations, so proceed with caution. An additional hazard is drunken drivers especially at night, weekends and holidays.

Palau Car Rental
Hertz have 3 branches in Koror, bookable on their website. Budget also have an outlet but this doesn’t seem to be bookable online, though you can email -budgetpalau@palaunet.com
IA Car rental is another local company who can be contacted at this email -iabc@palaunet.com
PIDC is another local company , email is- pidc@palaunet.com

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