Papua New Guinea

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Find more details on official websites.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Papua New Guinea?

+36 New COVID cases in Papua New Guinea
0 New COVID deaths in Papua New Guinea
2.17% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 11 October 2021

Basic facts about Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a medium-sized country located in Melanesia. The capital of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in Papua New Guinea is Papua New Guinean kina (PGK).

What taxi apps are available in Papua New Guinea?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Papua New Guinea. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)Official currency
1 EUR~4 PGK
1 USD~3.54 PGK

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Papua New Guinea?

There is one common plug type used in Papua New Guinea:

Type I 240 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Papua New Guinea?

What are visa requirements to enter Papua New Guinea?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Papua New Guinea.

Data last reviewed on: 11 October 2021

Is it safe in Papua New Guinea?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On November 30, 2021, the risk level for Papua New Guinea was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Papua New Guinea

112 Police
110 Ambulance
110 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Papua New Guinea:

Indonesia
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