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Papua New Guinea Travel Restrictions

2,79% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea entry details and exceptions

Travelers must pay and submit a completed application to the COVID-19 Oversight Committee.


Outgoing travel to Papua New GuineaTravelling from South Africa to Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Details and exceptions
The testing requirement does not apply to travelers aged 5 and under.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 21 days upon entering Papua New Guinea.

Documents
Travel Authorization

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


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Papua New Guinea are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Papua New Guinea

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

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