Papua New Guinea travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is part of Oceania with main city at Port Moresby. Its Developing country with a population of 8M people. The main currency is Kina. The languages spoken are English. Independent State of Papua New Guinea is the formal name of Papua New Guinea It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~25.89 °C   🌧 ~289.63 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 8M people


⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

Voting in the Bougainville referendum will take place from 23 November to 7 December, with a 2 week period for counting to follow. Avoid political gatherings before, during and after the referendum. If you are travelling to Bougainville, check your flight and accommodation bookings with your travel provider (see Safety and security). We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in PNG. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. Reconsider your need to travel to Porgera Township. Reconsider your need to travel to Tari in Hela Province.

issued date: November 20, 2019


🔌 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







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Last updated: December 5, 2019