Current travel advisories for Papua New Guinea

Last Update: Tuesday, 12. November 2019 at 07:23

We advice caution when travelling to Papua New Guinea.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.6 / 5

Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania (Melanesia) with around 6 million citizens and a land mass of 462,840 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.5 / 5

Papua New Guinea shares a land border with Indonesia. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.5. See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/papua-new-guinea-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to crime, civil unrest, health concerns, natural disasters, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider Travel to: Areas near the Panguna mine in Bougainville due to civil unrest. The Highlands region due to the long-term effects of a natural disaster that occurred in February 2018 and civil unrest. Areas in the vicinity of Mt. Ulawun on the island of New Britain due to natural disaster. Country Summary: Violent crime, including sexual assault, carjackings, home invasions, kidnappings, and armed robberies, is common. Tensions between communal or clan groups may result in violence at any time without warning. Police presence is limited outside of the capital Port Moresby, and police may be unable to assist due to limited resources. Public demonstrations, especially in population centers, are common and may turn violent. Even peaceful demonstrations may present opportunities for criminal elements or other actors to exacerbate local political tensions. On August 21, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Level 2 Travel Notice for Papua New Guinea regarding an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus in the Morobe Province. Refer to the CDC for additional information and advice on the outbreak. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Port Moresby due to limited transportation infrastructure. U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization before traveling to areas of concern, including Bougainville. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/papua-new-guinea

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Papua New Guinea due to violent crime and the potential for civil unrest.

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/papua-new-guinea

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to the Hela and Southern Highlands provinces due to ongoing violent tribal clashes and post-election related unrest.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/papua-new-guinea

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/papua-new-guinea/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PG

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Risken för brottslighet är mycket stor. Naturkatastrofer och politiska oroligheter kan förekomma.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 6 million
Covering landmass
462,840 km²
Electricity
240V - 50Hz
Currency
Kina (PGK)
ISO 2-Letter Code
PG
Phone prefix
+675
Top Level Domain
.pg
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Papua New Guinea (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.