Health authorities in Palau are trying to get a suspected Covid-19 patient's specimen samples to Guam for testing.
RNZ Pacific's correspondent in Palau said there are no flights in and out of the country so a charter flight is likely.
Bernadette Carreon said the patient is in isolation and in a stable condition.
Ms Carreon said the country is also awaiting on-island testing and analysis kits to arrive which presents another option.
She said the first of these could arrive from Taiwan as early as today.
"When the press-secretary talked to us last week, he said 1,000 from Taiwan, 6,000 from [the] US and another 10,000 are being sourced so there are probably enough to cover the entire population of Palau."