Papua New Guinea

0 active COVID-19 cases out of 1,000 people
0.01% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 0.01% last week
Most visitors from the United States will not be allowed to enter Papua New Guinea.

Border status

Papua New Guinea has restricted the entry of all travelers except for health workers, flight crew, military personnel or those with a special written exemption from the Emergency Controller.

Travelers must complete a online electronic health declaration form within 24 hours of departure.

International visitors should apply for the exemption, including the reasons for visiting, by contacting:

International visitors must complete an Air Passenger Transport Form at, including details of the travel date to Papua New Guinea, quarantine hotel (if required) and a scanned copy of passport biodata page as the ID. International visitor must also have a letter to the Controller, including the reason for travel, visa details, passport details and, if applicable, work permit details and/or resident permit details.

Travelers will be required to show evidence of their hotel reservation and approved exemption in order to purchase a flight ticket. Travelers may currently only enter Papua New Guinea by air via Port Moresby from Brisbane or Cairns. Travelers are advised to check the latest requirements for transiting Australia.

Outgoing travelTraveling from the United States to Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 168 hours before departing to Papua New Guinea.
Quarantine requirements
Visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Papua New Guinea.
Travel Authorization

Inform entry to National Control Center Travel Desk by sendng email to

Return travelReturning to the United States from Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from Papua New Guinea must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United States.

Children under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Travelers with proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding. Proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel.

More info at the CDC site

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Papua New Guinea will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering the United States.

Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​

Local summary

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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