Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Entry to Papua New Guinea
Commercial options for travel to and from Papua New Guinea remain very limited. If transiting through another country, it is important that you check the requirements for transit through that country. You should also check the Air Niugini website for the latest advice.
International passengers, over the age of 18, must be fully vaccinated to enter Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea nationals are exempt from this requirement. ‘Fully vaccinated’ is defined as having had the recommended number of doses of recognised COVID-19 vaccines (see international travel measures for full details).
The Air Niugini website gives details of vaccination certificates valid for travel. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
There is no pre-flight PCR test requirement for incoming passengers. However, all incoming passengers from China (including Hong Kong), Singapore and the Philippines, except children under 5, must take a rapid antigen test at the first port of arrival (charges may apply). Those who test positive must also undergo a PCR test to confirm the results. If the second test results are positive, the passenger must quarantine for 7 days at an approved facility (at their own expense) or at home (with approval from the quarantine officer).
Face masks must be worn on all domestic flights. All domestic travellers must submit a health declaration form to the Provincial Health Authority on arrival. Domestic airline travellers may need to be tested for COVID-19. Testing requirements for domestic travel are at the discretion of each province, and travellers should check the latest requirements with their travel agent.
You should check the Papua New Guinea Government’s COVID-19 website for details of the latest domestic travel measures. Separate arrangements apply for travel to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
Regular entry requirements
You need a visa to enter Papua New Guinea. Entry clearance can be arranged on-line through the Papua New Guinea Immigration & Citizenship Authority (PNGICA). Entry requirements can change so check the latest information with the PNGICA before travelling. The visa on arrival service is currently suspended.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Papua New Guinea.