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.