Important Information

The following information and links will give you answers to all the tricky questions you need to know before you travel.


All travellers require valid passports with at least six months validity after proposed date of departure from PNG. For more information about applying for a passport or renewal, please click here.


Citizens of the following countries and regions are permitted to obtain a visa upon arrival: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Northern and Western Europe, and Japan.  

Certain countries require a valid visa prior to arrival into PNG. Please click on the link if your country is not listed. Effective 1st March 2014, this includes citizens of Australia.

Transiting via Australia

If you are travelling to PNG via Australia, you may require a visa. Check here for more details.

Transiting passengers may be eligible for an exemption. See this link for details.

Smart Traveller

Up to date information from the Australian Government to help you plan your trip. Don't forget to register online before you travel, in case of unforseen circumstances.

Vaccination Guide

A visit to some countries could result in you being denied entry into other countries (including Australia) unless you are vaccinated against certain diseases. Check here for information on vaccination requirements and recommendations for Papua New Guinea.

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels

The new rules for taking Liquids, Aerosols and Gels through Security onto International Flights.

Duty Free - Security Screening

The best advice that can be given regarding Duty Free Purchases is to buy before you fly and collect on your return unless you can pack it in your Checked-In Luggage which is not subject to Liquids Aerosols and Gels security screening.

Australian Customs Service

For Australian Customs requirements, click here.

Australian Quarantine

For information about what you can and cannot bring with you back into Australia

Dangerous Goods

Information for Travellers about what are classed as Dangerous Goods and under what circumstances (if any) they may be carried on an aircraft.

Taking Medicines out of Australia

If you are required to take medication, it would be wise to check the requirements for taking medicines out of Australia. For more info, click here.

Prohibited Imports & Exports

Before you bring back souvenirs, check here to see if they are prohibited.