COVID-19 travel restrictions: Papua New Guinea – Kiwi.com

This article was published on July 18, 2022 and all information in the article is correct as of this time. Before booking your trip, we recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Papua New Guinea?

You can enter Papua New Guinea if you follow the current COVID-19 requirements listed below.

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Can I enter Papua New Guinea if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Papua New Guinea for tourism if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received the full course of your vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Papua New Guinea.

As of April 2022, the following vaccine drugs are available ADOPTED in Papua New Guinea:

  • BioNTech, Pfizer
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Oxford, AstraZeneca
  • Sinopharm BBIBP, Covilo

Travel documents if I am fully vaccinated

Please submit both documents:

  • A certificate confirming your vaccination status
  • A negative PCR test result was received no more than 72 hours before arrival in Papua New Guinea

Children aged five and over are exempt from testing. Travelers under the age of 18 are exempt from the obligation to be vaccinated.

Can I enter Papua New Guinea if I am not vaccinated?

Please note that unvaccinated foreign individuals are not permitted to enter Papua New Guinea for tourism. However, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are allowed to enter the country.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

Please submit both documents:

  • A recovery certificate issued within the last three months
  • A negative PCR test result was received no more than 72 hours before arrival in Papua New Guinea

Who cannot enter Papua New Guinea?

Currently, there are no other requirements for COVID-19 to enter Papua New Guinea other than those mentioned above.

Can I leave Papua New Guinea?

You can leave Papua New Guinea. However, COVID-19 regulations are still in place in each country. Please take your time to check in advance the need for entry declarations and the results of the COVID-19 test in your country of destination.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A document confirming vaccination status

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (not more than 180 days before the day of crossing the border of a certain country) or
  • A negative test result for COVID-19 (relevant period and type of test may vary, please check destination country requirements)

The current COVID-19 situation in Papua New Guinea

As of April 2022, the COVID-19 situation in Papua New Guinea is moderate.

Frequently asked questions

Is it safe to travel to Papua New Guinea now?

International travel to Papua New Guinea is safe provided you follow the basic COVID-19 rules:

  • Public gatherings are limited to 100 people, except for religious gatherings, schools, educational institutions, markets, shopping malls and political gatherings
  • Masks are mandatory
  • No alcohol sales on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nationwide
  • Public transport operates without restrictions

Is Port Moresby open for travel now?

The capital of Port Moresby is open to tourists now. Please note that in order to safely see all the sights of the capital, you must follow the same COVID-19 restrictions as the rest of the country.

Do I need to quarantine if I go to Papua New Guinea?

Travelers are required to self-isolate for seven days only if they test positive on arrival in Papua New Guinea. In other cases, the quarantine will not apply to you.

How do I get a health permit to travel to Papua New Guinea?

It is recommended to print several copies of the COVID-19 documents and keep them with you.

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