Visa policy of Papua New Guinea
A foreign national wishing to enter Papua New Guinea must obtain a visa unless he or she is a citizen of one of the countries eligible for visa on arrival. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Visa policy map
Visa on arrival
- All European Union / EFTA citizens1
1 - Also applicable to passports issued to residents of French and Dutch territories in the Caribbean.
2 - Also applicable to passports issued to residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau.
3 - Also applicable to passports issued to residents of Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.
Nationals of the following countries must obtain an Entry Permit from a Papua New Guinea diplomatic mission (or Australian mission where Papua New Guinea is not represented) before travelling to Papua New Guinea (as visa on arrival is not available to nationals of these countries):
- All African countries
- All Middle Eastern countries except Israel
- All Caribbean independent island states
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- North Korea
- Russian Federation
- Sri Lanka
- "Visa and Health". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
- Visa on Arrival Eligible Country List (as at 27 March 2014)
- On 27 March 2014, the list was expanded with Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Macao while Australia was removed on 1 March 2014.
- Public notice - Ban on visa on arrival facility for Australian passport holders