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Papua New Guinea Travel Restrictions

7.4 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
0.43% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 0.43% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter Papua New Guinea.
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

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: covid19-travel@police.gov.pg.

International visitors must complete an Air Passenger Transport Form at https://www.airniugini.com.pg/travel-advice/#notices, 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 travel to Papua New GuineaTraveling from Canada to Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 168 hours before departing to Papua New Guinea.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Papua New Guinea.

Details and exceptions

Upon arrival, travelers must self-isolate in a government approved hotel for 14 days, unless they have spent the 7 days prior to travel in Australia (except the state of Victoria), New Zealand or one of a number of Pacific Island states. A full list is available on the official PNG government COVID-19 website.

All travelers quarantining at home will be subject to monitoring through an approved tracking device or application, at their own cost, regardless of where they have travelled from.

All travelers quarantining at home will be subject to monitoring through an approved tracking device or application, at their own cost, regardless of where they have travelled from.

Documents
Travel Authorization

Inform entry to National Control Center Travel Desk by sendng email to covid19-travel@police.gov.pg


Return travelReturning to Canada from Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Papua New Guinea must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Papua New Guinea will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Papua New Guinea

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

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Papua New Guinea but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

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