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Papua New Guinea travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is Open for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to 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.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Papua New Guinea


for travel

For entry into Papua New Guinea

International travel to Papua New Guinea is permitted. There are currently no entry requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.
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Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are not required but the use of a mask or covering is recommended when in public spaces and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Bars are open as usual.


Nightclubs are open as usual.


Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
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Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Papua New Guinea

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine may be required
πŸ–οΈ Accepting Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Papua New Guinea

Public gatherings are limited to 100 people.
Religious, school, and political gatherings can occur with over 100 people.
Officials have eased limits on operating hours for most businesses. Restaurant owners must also submit seating area and compliance plans to provincial officials to maintain operations.
Officials have permitted gambling establishments to reopen with specific requirements in place. All nightclubs and bars remain closed indefinitely.
Officials will continue to limit capacity to 15 people on 25-30-seat public transport vehicles nationally. Other public transport, including vessels, can operate at five fewer passengers than capacity; taxis can only carry two customers.
Facemasks are mandatory when in public places. Exceptions are in place for childcare centers, banks, children under 12 years old.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Papua New Guinea

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.
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