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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Papua New Guinea Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Papua New Guinea

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Papua New Guinea. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.9 / 5

Papua New Guinea shares a land border with Indonesia. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 3.9.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Papua New Guinea

There are currently 532 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Papua New Guinea. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 7 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Papua New Guinea.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Papua New Guinea

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Papua New Guinea.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Papua New Guinea from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Papua New Guinea due to COVID-19.  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. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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PNG may impose additional restrictions due to COVID-19, including lockdowns, at short notice. A curfew is in place between midnight and 5am in the National Capital District in Port Moresby. Masks or face coverings are mandatory in enclosed public spaces, aircraft and public transport. There is a maximum limit of 50 people gathering in public spaces. Domestic ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/papua-new-guinea

Individual rating changes for Papua New Guinea

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Papua New Guinea. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Papua New Guinea changed from 3.3 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Papua New Guinea to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Papua New Guinea changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Papua New Guinea to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Papua New Guinea changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Papua New Guinea to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Papua New Guinea changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Papua New Guinea to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Papua New Guinea changed from 2.6 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Papua New Guinea with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Papua New Guinea changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Papua New Guinea with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Papua New Guinea with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Papua New Guinea with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Papua New Guinea with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Papua New Guinea with a rating of 3.0.

About Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea with its capital Port Moresby is a country in Oceania (Melanesia), slightly larger than California (462,840 km²). The country is located Oceania, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia. The climate can be described as tropical; northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October); slight seasonal temperature variation. The landscape is mostly mountains with coastal lowlands and rolling foothills. With a population of about 5.92 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Port Moresby
Population about 5.92 million
Size 462.840 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than California
Common languages English, Hiri Motu
Currency Kina (short: PGK)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +675
Internet Top Level Domain .pg
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 PG
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 PNG
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 598

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Papua New Guinea is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • pollution from mining projects
  • rain forest subject to deforestation as a result of growing commercial demand for tropical timber
  • severe drought

Natural hazzards

  • active volcanism
  • mud slides
  • severe volcanic activity; Ulawun (2,334 m), one of Papua New Guinea's potentially most dangerous volcanoes, has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its
  • situated along the Pacific "Ring of Fire"
  • the country is subject to frequent and sometimes severe earthquakes
  • tsunamis

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Papua New Guinea. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. construction
  2. copper
  3. copra crushing
  4. crude oil
  5. gold
  6. mining
  7. palm oil processing
  8. petroleum products
  9. plywood production
  10. silver

Agriculture products

  1. cocoa
  2. coffee
  3. copra
  4. fruit
  5. palm kernels
  6. pork
  7. poultry
  8. rubber
  9. shellfish
  10. sugar

Papua New Guinean Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Papua New Guinea.

Export products

  1. cocoa
  2. coffee
  3. copper ore
  4. crayfish
  5. gold
  6. logs
  7. oil
  8. palm oil
  9. prawns

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. food
  3. fuels
  4. machinery
  5. manufactured goods
  6. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Papua New Guinea.

Is it safe to travel Papua New Guinea in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Papua New Guinea. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Papua New Guinea?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Papua New Guinea.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Papua New Guinea?

There are currently 532 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Papua New Guinea. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 7 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Papua New Guinea.

What is the size of Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea has a size of 462,840 km² or 178,703 mi² which is slightly larger than California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.