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Papua New Guinea Travel Information

According to thereligionfaqs, Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania that comprises the eastern part of the island of New Guinea. Papua New Guinea only borders the Papua region of Indonesia. The capital of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby. A number of major cities in Papua New Guinea are: Lae, Arawa, Mount Hagen and Madang. Papua New Guinea also has a few islands, of which New Ireland, New Britain and Bougainville are the best known.

Papua New Guinea is known for its diversity. There are thousands of different groups, each of which has its own traditions and clothing. The people are friendly and hospitable. The country is largely covered with dense rainforest and mountains that reach up to 4500 meters. There is also a wide variety of plants and animals in the country. There are about 250 species of small mammals and no fewer than 12,000 different plant species. In addition, there are approximately 6,000 different species of butterflies. The country also has a coastline with sandy beaches where you can practice various water sports. You can also dive to beautiful coral reefs and several shipwrecks. See sunglassestracker for Papua New Guinea as a destination.

Where is Papua New Guinea?

Travel information of Papua New Guinea

Official name: Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Continent: Oceania
Area: 462,840 km²
Capital: Port Moresby
Country code: PG, PNG
Population: 7,259,456 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Highest point: 4,509 m (Mount Wilhelm)
Distance (Amsterdam – Port Moresby): 14,164 km
Flight time: approximately 17 hours

Travel advice
Current status: All (non-essential) travel to certain areas in Papua New Guinea is discouraged.
Current color code: Yellow, orange and red. Due to this status, a partially negative travel advice
is in effect for Papua New Guinea.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Papua New Guinea that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Papua New Guinea, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Papua New Guinea. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Papua New Guinea?

Weather and climate
Papua New Guinea has a tropical climate. On the coast the temperatures are around 25 to 35 degrees and inland around 20 to 30 degrees. There is little difference between the different seasons.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Papua New Guinea can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Papua New Guinea can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, October and November are the best months to travel to Papua New Guinea. This avoids the rainy seasons.

English is the official language in Papua New Guinea. In addition, approximately 800 local languages ​​are spoken (including Hiri Motu and Tok Pisin).
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months when applying for a visa.
A visa is required. You can apply for this in person at the embassy of Papua New Guinea in Brussels.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Australia (also for Papua New Guinea):
Dutch consulate in Papua New Guinea:
Embassy of Papaua New Guinea in Belgium (also for the Netherlands):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory for Papua New Guinea if you have visited a yellow fever country in the seven days before you visit Papua New Guinea.
In addition, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria occurs in Papua New Guinea. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency matters
In Papua New Guinea people pay with the Papua New Guinea kina (PGK).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Papua New Guinea can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Papua New Guinea are much higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +15% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (30% cheaper), food (32% more expensive), imported beer in catering (23% more expensive), cigarettes (1% more expensive) and public transport (90% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Papua New Guinea it is not customary to tip.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 8 hours later in Papua New Guinea.
During our winter time it is 9 hours later in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea has no difference in winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Papua New Guinea on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Papua New Guinea you have to drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Papua New Guinea.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Papua New Guinea.

In Papua New Guinea you need a power plug adapter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Papua New Guinea can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: Local numbers
– Fire: Local numbers
– Ambulance: Local numbers

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Papua New Guinea can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Papua New Guinea can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Papua New Guinea end
Papua New Guinea official website:

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Papua New Guinea is 00675 or +675.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Papua New Guinea? Then use the Dutch country code 0531.
(If you use a country code, you must leave out the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Papua New Guinea Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Papua New Guinea.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Papua New Guinea.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Papua New Guinea.

An overview of all public holidays in Papua New Guinea can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Papua New Guinea, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Papua New Guinea?
At you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Papua New Guinea. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Papua New Guinea can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Papua New Guinea can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Papua New Guinea? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that is not allowed to be imported and/or exported to Papua New Guinea.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Papua New Guinea.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: No maximum permitted alcohol content.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence more than 10 years.

Did you know that…
…Papaua New Guinea speaks 823 of the world’s 6,800 languages?
…About a thousand different ethnic groups are in Papua New Guinea?
…Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is also Queen of Papua New Guinea?
…Headhunting and cannibalism still existed in Papua New Guinea until 1950?

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