Covid19 - Travel Advice

Welcome back! Our borders are open. Here is some helpful advice regarding traveling requirements into Papua New Guinea.

Coronavirus travel advice in papua new guinea

Latest information on travel requirements into Papua New Guinea

The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority warmly welcomes travellers back to Papua New Guinea in 2022.

The travel restrictions and requirements have changed since the Government of Papua New Guinea officially reopened our nation’s borders on the 1st of July 2022.

The travel requirements below for international travellers have been sanctioned by Measure No. 2 effected 18th of April 2022, under the National Pandemic Act 2020.

Passport validity, appropriate travel visas, as well as a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination remain as part of the ‘niupela pasin’ (new normal) travel requirements still required of travellers entering Papua New Guinea.

Travel Visas

There is no visa-on-arrival facility in Papua New Guinea. PNG travel visas, especially Visitor Visas, must be applied for online via:

If you require assistance with your visa, you may contact the nearest Papua New Guinean Overseas Mission or Post:

Travel Agents and PNG Tour Operators who need assistance organizing visas for their clients may contact the Tourism Promotion Authority Marketing Division coordinator, Mr. Joel Keimelo: email or phone +675 320-0211 ext. 220

All travellers arriving into Papua New Guinea must show proof of being fully vaccinated, i.e., vaccination certificate (PNG Citizens and Permanent Residents are exempted). Approved vaccines include:

Please visit the Air Niugini website for further advice on international travel: 

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