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Papua New Guinea Travel Restrictions

1.47% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 1.47% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea entry details and exceptions

Travelers must pay and submit a completed application to the COVID-19 Oversight Committee.


Outgoing travel to Papua New GuineaTravelling from New Zealand to Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 168 hours before departing to Papua New Guinea.

Details and exceptions

The testing requirement does not apply to travelers aged 5 and under.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 21 days upon entering Papua New Guinea.

Documents
Travel Authorization

Inform entry to National Control Center Travel Desk by sendng email to covid19-travel@police.gov.pg


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Papua New Guinea must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Papua New Guinea will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Papua New Guinea

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Papua New Guinea. Please check the official guidelines from Papua New Guinea for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Papua New Guinea.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Papua New Guinea.

  • Mask usage in Papua New Guinea is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Papua New Guinea are closed. Bars in Papua New Guinea are closed.

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