Papua New Guinea international travel guide in 2023
Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬
Papua New Guinea is part of Oceania with main city at Port Moresby. It's usually 🌤️ 25.68 °C in Papua New Guinea with a rainfall of 🌧 331.78 mm. Internet speed in Papua New Guinea is on average 3.5 Mbps. In Papua New Guinea you drive on the left side. Its Developing country with a population of 8M people. The main currency is Kina. The languages spoken are English. Automatic teller machines are rare in Papua New Guinea. Current travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing 🌤️ ~25.68 °C 🌧 ~331.78 mm 👨👩👦👦 8M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Reconsider your need to travel
There's an increased risk of civil unrest and violence during election periods. There have been instances of unlawfulness during the election in Enga Province and Mendi and Nipa in the Southern Highlands Province. There's also unrest in Port Moresby, surrounding suburbs and Mount Hagen in the Western Highlands. We advise you reconsider your need to travel to these locations due to ongoing tribal violence and the dangerous security environment associated with the election. Check security conditions, monitor the media and avoid non-essential travel to areas where civil unrest is occurring. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Papua New Guinea overall due to the impacts of COVID-19. Other levels apply in some areas.
Papua New Guinea uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type I.
The languages that are typically spoken are English
💱 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
🛣️ 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.
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