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Official NameIndependent State of Papua New Guinea
Population8 million
CapitalPort Moresby
Country CodePG
LanguageTok Pisin, and Motu
Country Code (international calls)675
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The flight time to Papua New Guinea is approximately ---- hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Papua New Guinea below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Papua New Guinea.


Papua New Guinea is an island nation in Oceania. It is located to the east of New Guinea.

Visa and Immigration Procedures to Papua New Guinea

Most foreign nationals who wish to enter Papua New Guinea are required to obtain a visa. However, nationals of countries such as those of the EU, Australia, Canada, America, Japan, etc are qualified for a free 60 day visa on arrival. Visas can be obtained in advance at a Papa New Guinea embassy, high commission or consulate.

Things/Items Allowed into Papua New Guinea

Travelers are allowed to import without customs duty 250 individual cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco and 2 liters of alcohol.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Papua New Guinea

・Narcotics ・Fire Arms and weapons ・Obscene Literature

Things/Items Forbidden into Papua New Guinea

・Narcotics ・Fire Arms and weapons ・Obscene Literature ・Pets

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Papua New Guinea, an untouched frontier

Papua New Guinea has islands that are untouched by mass tourism. The jagged mountain peaks of Papua New Guinea cut across the country, with exotic landscapes, meandering rivers and waterfalls, and rainforests that are well worth the price of the plane ticket. The Papua New Guinea beaches have sparkling white sand and exotic wildlife can be found in the country's jungles and coral reefs. When nature lovers buy a ticket to Papua New Guinea they get the opportunity to see various species of tree-kangaroos and huge flightless birds like the cassowary. Transport around the whole country can be challenging – it’s not as easy as just buying a ticket – but the capital has good public transport and the ticket is cheap.

The unpredictable weather of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea weather is unpredictable. Between December and March is the rainy season: avoid booking your ticket for this time if you’re looking for hiking or bird-watching. Equally it’s recommended to book your ticket in these months if you’re visiting Papua New Guinea to go surfing, as the waves are perfect. May to October offers both amazing weather and stunning festivals, so this is the preferred time for visitors to buy their ticket. Make sure you book your ticket well in advance as prices can increase dramatically.

The rich culture of Papua New Guinea

In size, Papua New Guinea is about the size of California. In this relatively small area, there are so many cultures and different tribes. The landscape is varied and beautiful, but it’s the people that inhabit this land that give your ticket such cultural and anthropological value. There are over 600 different languages spoken here, and each of the tribes have a unique dialect as well as beautiful and unusual clothing.

Papua New Guinea Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is special about Papua New Guinea?

A. The country is home to active volcanoes and is located on ‘the Pacific ring of fire’ so visitors can see an active volcano in person. Papua New Guinea is also home to some of the world’s best diving sites. Lastly, trekkers and hikers should definitely challenge the Takoda trail, a beautiful but long 96 km trail.

Papua New Guinea - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toJacksons International Airport・Mactan Cebu International Airport ・Faleolo International Airport ・Heathrow Airport ・Indira Gandhi International Airport ・Aberdeen International Airport ・Townsville Airport ・King Khaled International Airport etc

Flight Routes to Papua New Guinea

Several major airlines fly to Papua New Guinea but because the location is secluded most all flights have layovers. If you are flying from America, your flight will most likely transfer at Australia, Tokyo or Singapore. Air Nuigini is the national airline of Papua New Guinea, and has flights available to most destinations in Australia and Asia. From Australia, there are flights offered from Cairns, Brisbane or Sydney. Some European airlines do offer flights to Papa New Guinea, but there will be a layover at either Singapore or Australia. Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby is the nation's main international airport.