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Papua New Guinea

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestRT-PCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • Quarantine7-14 days at an approved location
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: June 23, 2021
Reviewed: July 27, 2021
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Travel to Papua New Guinea has resumed from few countries, and domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Can I travel to Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea borders with neighboring countries are closed, and travel to PNG is possible only after accepting approval on their Air Passenger Travel Form.

Flights from India are banned.

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 14 days in a designated hotel, at their own expense.
  • Persons in quarantine will be tracked using an app or a device.
  • Vaccinated arrivals from Australia, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu are only required to self-quarantine for 7 days.

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 7 days.
  • 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.

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

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.


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