The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby continues to monitor the security situation throughout the country during the election cycle, which has now been extended through August 12. The Embassy has lifted restrictions imposed July 25 on U.S. government personnel movement throughout Port Moresby but continues to recommend limiting unnecessary travel during the election cycle.
Tension remains high in many areas of the country, including Port Moresby and the Highlands region, particularly in Southern and Enga provinces. U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local media and exercise increased caution throughout the election cycle.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Avoid crowds.
- Avoid demonstrations.
- Keep a low profile.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Review your personal security plans.