How to Enter Papua New Guinea

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.

Special Travel Circumstances in Papua New Guinea

Customs: Papua New Guinean customs authorities enforce strict regulations governing firearms, certain prescription drugs, wooden artifacts, animal products, food, and sexually explicit material. Other products may be subject to quarantine. You should contact the Embassies of Papua New Guinea in Washington, D.C., for specific information regarding customs requirements. (See the contact information in the section on Entry/Exit Requirements above.)

Natural Disasters: Papua New Guinea lies in an active seismic zone. Earthquakes, destructive tsunamis, and landslides can occur. There are active volcanoes in PNG with regular eruptions around Rabaul, Bougainville, West New Britain, and Manam Island. Ash from volcanoes in the Rabaul region occasionally disrupts airline schedules at Kokopo airport. Flights may be cancelled at short notice.

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