International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Vatican City to Papua New Guinea.

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Border Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

Policies
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Cases Per Million
7.58
Increased by-6.27
at 12/3/2021
Vaccinated
2.95%
Increased by2.95%
at 11/30/2021
Return Status

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Description

Most 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
6/21/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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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 from their original point of origin.

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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 Departure
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Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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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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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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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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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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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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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Papua New Guinea.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
7.58
Increased by-6.27
at 12/3/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
19.60%
Increased by-3.90%
at 4/18/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
2.95%
Increased by2.95%
at 11/30/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
269,366
Increased by269,366
at 11/30/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.77
Increased by-0.04
at 12/1/2021

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

Local Guidelines

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....
Checked
12/4/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in all public spaces and while traveling on public transportation.

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

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

Bars

Status
Closed
Severity
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

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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