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Papua New Guinea

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestRT-PCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • Quarantine21 days at an approved location
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: August 4, 2021
Reviewed: October 22, 2021
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General

Travel to Papua New Guinea has resumed under certain restrictions, and domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Can I travel to Papua New Guinea?

Travel to Papua New Guinea is possible for vaccinated arrivals. Unvaccinated travelers must apply for approval from the authorities.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Papua New Guinea?

  • Anyone arriving to Papua New Guinea will be required to quarantine for 21 days in a designated hotel, at their own expense.
  • Vaccinated arrivals to Papua New Guinea are exempt.
  • Arrivals from India and the Philippines have to quarantine regarding of vaccination status.
  • Persons in quarantine will be tracked using an app or a device.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Papua New Guinea?

  • Anyone arriving to Papua New Guinea will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test, no older than 72 hours. Travelers will be tested again on days 1, 7 and 21.
  • Travelers will undergo health screening upon arrival.

Is public transportation open in Papua New Guinea?

  • Public transportation in Papua New Guinea is operating.
  • Nonessential travel between provinces have resumed with limitation.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Papua New Guinea?

Restaurants in Papua New Guinea are open under social distancing restrictions. Bars remain closed.

Are businesses and attractions open in Papua New Guinea?

  • Non-essential businesses and attractions in Papua New Guinea are open, under social distancing and capacity limitations.
  • Night clubs are closed.
  • In high risk areas there is a nightly curfew from 22:00-5:00 or 14:00-5:00.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Papua New Guinea?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.

Sources

  1. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/papua-new-guinea
  2. https://covid19.info.gov.pg/
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