Papua New Guinea Entry Requirements

Papua New Guinea Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes Yes, 1 Yes
Austria Yes Yes, 1 Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes, 1 Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes, 1 Yes
Turkey Yes Yes Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Visa information

Generally required. Visa on Arrival/e-Visa: [1] A free single-entry tourist visa valid for 60 days can be obtained upon arrival at Port Moresby (Jacksons International Airport) and Tokua (Rabaul) International Airport. However, it is recommended to apply for a visa prior to travel at the relevant Papua New Guinea diplomatic mission or online as an e-Visa. This rule applies to nationals of the following countries listed in the table above: EU countries and Switzerland.

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Visa on arrival: Tourist visa: Free. e-Visa Migration Service Fee (For Business Visa only): US$200 (Converted to Australian Dollars according to the current exchange rate.) Online Lodgement Fee (For Visitor and Business Visa): US$50 (Converted to Australian Dollars according to the current exchange rate.) Applying in Brussels: Tourist Visa: Free. Business visa (multiple entries only, valid for 1 year): approx. €250. An additional €20 processing fee applies.

Visa types and costs

Tourist, business and entry (including transit) visas.


Single-entry visa: Valid for 6 months.Tourist visa: 60-day stay.Business visa: Valid for 1 year, multiple entries, up to 60 days each.


Transit travelers who continue their flight on the next connection within 24 hours, have valid documents for the onward journey and do not leave the transit area do not need a transit visa. Consular section of the responsible embassy or e-Visa.

Application required

(a) 1 Application Form (available from the Papua New Guinea Immigration Service at or from the Embassy). (b) 1 passport photo. (c) Passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon entry. (d) Proof of round-trip ticket or confirmation from travel agent of paid travel. (e) Fee (bank transfer with receipt). (f) A prepaid registered return envelope. (g) Proof of sufficient financial resources. (h) Proof of vaccination against yellow fever, if applicable. Business visa additionally: (i) Detailed secondment letter with details of the reason for the visit, business contacts and confirmation of the assumption of costs, curriculum vitae, description of the project in the country, annual report of the parent company, and letter of invitation from the company in Papua New Guinea. (j) Negative HIV test. Documents for visa on arrival (a) Passport valid for at least 6 months on arrival. (b) Return or onward travel tickets and documents. (c) 1 passport photo. (d) Sufficient funds (300K per month per person). e-Visa: (a) 1 completed application form. (b) Migration Service Fee and Online Lodgement Fee, if applicable. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months. (d) for business trips: letter from the business partner in Papua New Guinea.

Processing time

4 working days.

Proof of sufficient funds

All foreigners must have sufficient funds (300K per month).

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Papua New Guinea Entry Requirements