Papua New Guinea

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Region: Melanesia

Pandemic Travel Alert


Most recent update: 2020-06-13 - Flights Suspended


General Policy
  • The State of Emergency (in effect since March 22), that suspended all international flights, has ended. But it has been replaced by The National Pandemic Act, which continues the flight suspension.

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COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

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Pre-pandemic visa rules


Passport Validity
6 months
Electronic Visa
  • Website: , Online Visa Application, Papua New Guinea Immigration & Citizenship Service Authority
  • Select "Vistor", then "Easy Visitor Permit (60 days)"
  • Alternative to Visa-On-Arrival. Fee is US$50, while applications on arrival have no fee.
  • Embassy advises: "It should be noted that while entry permits for visitors will be issued on arrival, this process obviously takes more time than for passengers with permits. For this reason, it is advisable to obtain entry permits before arrival."
Other Documents
Visitors must have sufficient funds and return/onward tickets to country for which entry rights are assured (ticket may not be purchased at airport)
- Holders of confirmed onward tickets are permitted transit without visa in international transit area for up to 8 hours.
Dual Nationality
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. The sixty days entry permit may be extended by a maximum of thirty (30) days by application to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  2. Embassy cautions: 'Note: Visa-on-arrival is not guaranteed, applicants are subjected to a denial of a visa...'