President Tsai Ing-wen's "Oceans of Democracy" delegation arrived at Palau's Roman Tmetuchl International Airport at 7:40 p.m. on March 21 local time (6:40 p.m. March 21 Taipei time) after a flight of three hours and 40 minutes.
After the aircraft came to a halt on the tarmac, ROC Ambassador to Palau Wallace M.G. Chow (周民淦) and Palau Minister of State Faustina Rehuher-Marugg boarded the plane to welcome her. A young Palauan opened the ensuing welcome ceremony by blowing on a conch shell in an expression of welcome. President Tsai waved to the welcoming crowd as Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) accompanied her off the aircraft to the bottom of the airstair, where Palau Vice President Raynold Oilouch was waiting to greet her and shake hands. President Tsai then accepted a welcoming wreath from a young Palauan student.
Accompanied by Vice President Oilouch, President Tsai made her way down the red carpet and received a police force honor guard salute. Vice President Oilouch then introduced President Tsai to Palauan officials before accompanying her to a limousine. The president waved to a welcoming crowd of expatriates and Palauan students before boarding the limousine.
President Tsai was greeted upon arrival at her hotel by President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. and Mrs. Remengesau. After President Tsai received a wreath from a Palauan student, President and Mrs. Remengesau accompanied her along a red carpet past well-wishers on either side to a pavilion, where she shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with several Palauan chiefs in a lively and festive atmosphere.