Papua New Guinea international travel guide

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is part of Oceania with main city at Port Moresby. It's usually 🌤️ 25.73 °C in Papua New Guinea with a rainfall of 🌧 312.30 mm. Internet speed in Papua New Guinea is on average 3.5 Mbps. In Papua New Guinea you drive on the left side. Its Developing country with a population of 8M people. The main currency is Kina. The languages spoken are English. Automatic teller machines are rare in Papua New Guinea. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~25.73 °C   🌧 ~312.30 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 8M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution

PNG has implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you have travelled to mainland China within 14 days of your arrival in PNG you will be denied entry. Contact your airline or your nearest embassy or consulate of Papua New Guinea to confirm visa and entry requirements. See Travel. We haven’t changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in PNG overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: February 19, 2020


🔌 Sockets

Papua New Guinea uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type I.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English


💱 Currencies Used

Papua New Guinea uses the Papua New Guinean kina (symbol: K), code PGK.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 kinas. Kina is subdivided into 100 toeas. Coins come in denominations of 1 kina and 50, 20, 10 and 5 toeas.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Papua New Guinea. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Papua New Guinea is on average 3.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Papua New Guinea is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 132.48 PGK, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Digicel, Telikom PNG or bmobile-Vodafone. Papua New Guinea uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Papua New Guinea upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Papua New Guinea, dial +, then 675 (the country code for Papua New Guinea), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Papua New Guinea, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 53 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Papua New Guinea you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 75 km/h (46 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency







Fire department


Last updated: February 12, 2020