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Welcome to Papua New Guinea!

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General Information

The official languages of Papua New Guinea are English, Hiri Motu, PNG Sign Language, Tok Pisin.

The national currency of Papua New Guinea is Papua New Guinean kina (PGK).

1 PGK equals  .
equals  PGK.

Location

Papua New Guinea

The distance from to Papua New Guinea is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Papua New Guinea. Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to crime, civil unrest, a polio outbreak, the aftermath of an earthquake, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Your travel destination belongs to the 20 countries with the highest criminality. Always remember to be careful.

The criminality index of Papua New Guinea is 80. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Papua New Guinea.

LGBT

Papua New Guinea has a score of -8 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Papua New Guinea ranks #159 worldwide.

Same-sex sexual relations are criminalized in Papua New Guinea. However, there are no known incidents of the prosecution of consenting adults. Papua New Guinea is a conservative country and public displays of affection are not welcomed.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Papua New Guinea should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Papua New Guinea:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Polio
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Papua New Guinea to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Papua New Guinea differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Papua New Guinea, the standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type I
Weather

The temperature difference between Papua New Guinea and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Papua New Guinea. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat November 09 54–67°F  /  12–19°C 100% 87%
Sun November 10 53–67°F  /  12–19°C 100% 88%
Mon November 11 53–66°F  /  12–19°C 100% 88%
Tue November 12 53–67°F  /  12–19°C 100% 76%
Wed November 13 54–70°F  /  12–21°C 100% 79%
Thu November 14 54–71°F  /  12–22°C 99% 76%
Fri November 15 54–72°F  /  12–22°C 98% 78%
Sat November 16 54–70°F  /  12–21°C 100% 73%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:58 am and sets at 06:18 pm. This equates to 12.3 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Papua New Guinea, it is in . When the sun sets in Papua New Guinea, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Papua New Guinea.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Papua New Guinea.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 3.00 PGK in Papua New Guinea.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 34.33 PGK.

The legal drinking age in Papua New Guinea is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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