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April 19, 2022

Message for U.S. Citizens: PNG Inbound Travel Requirements Update (April 19, 2022)

Effective April 18, 2022, COVID-19 tests are no longer required prior to travel to Papua New Guinea. Further, the online health declaration form, which previously was submitted within 24 hours of departure and provided a barcode, is no longer required.

All passengers must undergo a rapid antigen test immediately upon arrival, at the passengers’ expense, which may be up to PGK200 per person. If the test is positive, a PCR test will be performed to confirm the results. If the PCR test is also positive, the traveler must quarantine for 7 days at an approved facility or at home, pending approval from a quarantine officer.

We remind U.S. citizens that visa on arrival remains suspended. U.S. citizens traveling to Papua New Guinea must apply for and receive a visa prior to travel. Refer to the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority website for further information. The full, updated Pandemic Measure No. 2 – International Travel may be found on the PNG Joint Agency Task Force website.

The Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Papua New Guinea remains Level 4: Do not travel, due to crime, civil unrest, health concerns, natural disasters, and kidnapping. Reconsider travel due to COVID-19-related restrictions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.