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Palau Pledge

Palau Pledge


About this initiative

In partnership with Australian agency Host/Havas, the small Micronesian Island Palau created the Palau Pledge.


The Palau Pledge directly targets tourists to the Western Pacific nation of Palau with a powerful call-to-action. All international arrivals now have an environmental pledge stamped into their passports, which they MUST sign before an immigration officer at the airport to gain entry.


The Palau Pledge is a permanent new entry visa process for Palau, combating the ecological damage caused by booming tourist numbers.This mandatory agreement - dedicated to Palau's children - is a promise to act in an environmentally responsible way. The stamp was designed in five key languages.


Palau is the first country to include an environmental commitment in its immigration laws.