International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Entry into Papua New Guinea From Comoros is Restricted

Description

Travelers are not allowed to enter Papua New Guinea. Travelers wanting to enter must have a written exemption.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Citizens and residents of Papua New Guinea.
Start Date
6/22/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory travel declaration form

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Description

Travelers must complete the air passenger travel form and submit it to the PNG SOE in order to get approval to enter PNG.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers must have a valid vaccination certificate showing that they received a full course of vaccination depending on the vaccine used.

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Fully vaccinated travelers should receive 2 doses of one of the following: Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Sinopharm-BBIBP, CoronaVac Sinovac vaccines, or 1 dose of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Description

Travelers are required to submit an online electronic health declaration a maximum of 24 hours before departure to PNG. Travelers must save the barcode as evidence of submission.

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Mandatory

Mandatory travel authorization

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Description

Travelers must receive timely approval from the Papua New Guinea embassy in order to travel. Travelers must submit all their documents to the National Control Centre Travel Desk at [email protected]

For more details, please see the source.

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Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results before arrival

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before boarding at their first point of departure for Papua New Guinea.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers aged 5 years and younger.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Final Boarding
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Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

All travelers must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. If negative, travelers do not have to quarantine. If positive, they must immediately quarantine for 14 days at the traveler’s expense.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Papua New Guinea.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
33.60
Decreased by7.36
at 10/14/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
19.60%
Increased by-3.90%
at 4/18/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1.47%
Increased by0.15%
at 10/5/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
133,741
Increased by13,745
at 10/5/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.26
Increased by-0.01
at 10/12/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Papua New Guinea can be found at https://covid19.info.gov....
Last Checked
10/13/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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Face masks are required in all public spaces and while traveling on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place, and taxis are limited to a maximum of 2 passengers.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Face masks may only be removed once seated.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Closed
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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