New Guinea (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 22.02.2021
1. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with a State of Emergency (SOE) controller approval.
2. Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to transit.
3. Passengers must arrive at Port Moresby (POM) from Australia, Cook Isl., Fiji, Hong Kong (SAR China), Japan, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Isl. or Vanuatu.
4. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 7 days before departure.
5. Passengers must have an approved International Air Passenger Travel Form (I-APTF). The form can be obtained by sending an email to [email protected] .
6. Passengers must have a completed e-Health Declaration Form obtained at . A generated barcode must be presented.
7. Passengers are subject to quarantine.


Detailed Tourist Information

Entry to Papua New Guinea is subject to written exemption from the Controller, and approved travelers must test negative for COVID-19 within 7 days prior to arrival.

International visitors can apply for the exemption by emailing [email protected]

All arrivals must self-isolate in a government approved hotel for 14 days.

Lockdown Details

The Papua New Guinean authorities have imposed a State of Emergency to limit the spread of the virus. Curfews and restrictions on public transport and gatherings are in place in some provinces including Western Province and East New Britain.

Wearing face masks is not required in Papua New Guinea.

Restaurants in Papua New Guinea are open under social distancing restrictions. Non-essential businesses and attractions in Papua New Guinea are open, under social distancing and capacity limitations.

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