Papua New Guinea travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬

Papua New Guinea is part of Oceania with main city at Port Moresby. Its Developing country with a population of 8M people. The main currency is Kina. The languages spoken are English. Independent State of Papua New Guinea is the formal name of Papua New Guinea It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~25.36 °C   🌧 ~227.03 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 8M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

We've included new information about security in the Sugu Valley, Southern Highlands province (see Safety and security) and restrictions on removing remnants of war (see Laws) in our travel advice for Papua New Guinea (PNG). We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in PNG. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. Reconsider your need to travel to Porgera Township. Reconsider your need to travel to Tari in Hela Province.

issued date: October 2, 2019

Weather

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General

🔌 Sockets

Papua New Guinea uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type I.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Papua New Guinea uses the Papua New Guinean kina (symbol: K), code PGK.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 kinas. Kina is subdivided into 100 toeas. Coins come in denominations of 1 kina and 50, 20, 10 and 5 toeas.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Papua New Guinea. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Papua New Guinea is on average 3.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Papua New Guinea is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 132.48 PGK, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Digicel, Telikom PNG or bmobile-Vodafone. Papua New Guinea uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Papua New Guinea upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Papua New Guinea, dial +, then 675 (the country code for Papua New Guinea), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Papua New Guinea, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 53 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Papua New Guinea you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 75 km/h (46 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

999

Police

999

Ambulance

999

Fire department

999

Last updated: October 8, 2019