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Norwegian citizens travelling to Papua New Guinea

Citizens of Svalbard that are travelling to Papua New Guinea need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in Papua New Guinea

🐌 Below average wifi
⛅ warm weather
Not many tourists
🏖️ beaches

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are

Digicel

.

💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is PGK.

1 NOK = 0.373148 PGK

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $5.62 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time including to Papua New Guinea. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. You won't be able to enter Papua New Guinea if you've travelled to certain high-risk countries (including mainland China, South Korea, Iran, UK, USA or the European Union) within 14 days of your arrival. This list may change at short notice. Cruise ships and yachts with more than 15 passengers will be refused entry. The land border between PNG and Indonesia is closed. PNG has banned traditional border crossings between PNG and Australia in the Torres Strait, as well as sea crossings between the Solomon Islands and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. See Travel. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Papua New Guinea overall.

Statistics

These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Papua New Guinea. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.30 / 5)
Safety (2.38 / 5)
Cost of Living (3.43 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$131.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$5.62 USD

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Popular Cities in Papua New Guinea

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