Do I need a passport or visa to enter?
To enter Papua New Guinea, you must have a passport that is valid for at least six months, an onward/return airline ticket, and proof of sufficient funds. You may obtain business or tourist visas (valid for stays of up to 60 days, with extensions available for an additional 30 days) when you arrive at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby. You must apply for a PNG visa in advance if you are traveling for other than business or tourism. The Embassy of Papua New Guinea is located at 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036; telephone: 202-745-3680. Visit the Embassy of Papua New Guinea website and the Papua New Guinea Immigration website for the most current visa information.
If you transit other countries en route to PNG, please follow all necessary exit/entry procedures for all other countries that you transit. You may need to obtain visas or travel authorizations for other countries.
Carry a copy of your U.S. passport at all times, so that you can demonstrate your proof of identity and U.S. citizenship to authorities if asked.