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Papua New Guinea Travel Restrictions

3.54% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States will not be allowed to enter Papua New Guinea.
Vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Papua New Guinea with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Papua New Guinea for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Papua New Guinea entry details and exceptions

Fully vaccinated individuals can travel to Papua New Guinea regardless of their purpose of travel.


Outgoing travel to Papua New GuineaTraveling 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 within 5 days before departing to Papua New Guinea.

Details and exceptions
All travelers arriving into Papua New Guinea, except those who can present a positive result of COVID-19 within the last three months, will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival.
The COVID-19 test requirement does not apply to travelers aged five (5) and under.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Papua New Guinea.

Details and exceptions
Travelers presenting a positive result of the COVID-19 test on arrival will undergo a seven-day (7) quarantine.

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 within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Papua New Guinea are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Papua New Guinea

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

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