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Papua New Guinea Travel Restrictions

8.2 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
0.43% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 0.43% last week
Most visitors from Israel will not be allowed to enter Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea border status

Papua New Guinea has restricted the entry of all travelers except for health workers, flight crew, military personnel or those with a special written exemption from the Emergency Controller.

Travelers must complete a online electronic health declaration form within 24 hours of departure.

International visitors should apply for the exemption, including the reasons for visiting, by contacting: covid19-travel@police.gov.pg.

International visitors must complete an Air Passenger Transport Form at https://www.airniugini.com.pg/travel-advice/#notices, including details of the travel date to Papua New Guinea, quarantine hotel (if required) and a scanned copy of passport biodata page as the ID. International visitor must also have a letter to the Controller, including the reason for travel, visa details, passport details and, if applicable, work permit details and/or resident permit details.

Travelers will be required to show evidence of their hotel reservation and approved exemption in order to purchase a flight ticket. Travelers may currently only enter Papua New Guinea by air via Port Moresby from Brisbane or Cairns. Travelers are advised to check the latest requirements for transiting Australia.


Outgoing travel to Papua New GuineaTraveling from Israel to Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from Israel must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 168 hours before departing to Papua New Guinea.
Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Israel will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Papua New Guinea.
Details and exceptions

Upon arrival, travelers must self-isolate in a government approved hotel for 14 days, unless they have spent the 7 days prior to travel in Australia (except the state of Victoria), New Zealand or one of a number of Pacific Island states. A full list is available on the official PNG government COVID-19 website.

All travelers quarantining at home will be subject to monitoring through an approved tracking device or application, at their own cost, regardless of where they have travelled from.

All travelers quarantining at home will be subject to monitoring through an approved tracking device or application, at their own cost, regardless of where they have travelled from.

Documents
Travel Authorization

Inform entry to National Control Center Travel Desk by sendng email to covid19-travel@police.gov.pg


Return travelReturning to Israel from Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from Papua New Guinea must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Israel.
Exceptions

All passengers, including protected individual (vaccinated and individual who recovered from COVID-19) must present a PCR test. It must be written in English and the passport number of the tested person must be indicated.

All inbound international passengers must pay for COVID-19 (PCR) tests required for entry to Israel.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Papua New Guinea will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Israel.
Details and exceptions

This may be shortened to 10 days upon the completion of two negative coronavirus tests (one upon arrival and one after 9 days of self-isolation).


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Papua New Guinea

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Israel can enter Papua New Guinea but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travelers from from Israel are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Israel will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

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