Visa policy of Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea entry stamp

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[edit]

  Papua New Guinea
  Eligible for visa on arrival
  Visa required

Visa on arrival[edit]

Nationals of the following 70 countries and territories may obtain a free visa valid for 60 days (extension is possible for a fee).[1] on arrival at Port Moresby or Tokua (Rabaul):[2][3][4]

1 – Also applicable to passports issued to residents of French and Dutch territories in the Caribbean.[3]
2 – 30 days, also available at Gurney Airport (Alotau) and Mount Hagen Airport.[2]
3 – Also applicable to passports issued to residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau.[3]
4 – Also applicable to passports issued to residents of Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.[3]

In April 2016 during Indian President's visit it was announced that Papua New Guinea would extend Visa On Arrival facility for Indian citizens as well but the date of officially implementing it hasn't been decided yet.[5]

APEC Business Travel Card[edit]

Holders of passports issued by the following countries who possess an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) containing the "PNG" code on the reverse that it is valid for travel to Papua New Guinea can enter visa-free for business trips for up to 60 days.[6]

ABTCs are issued to nationals of:[7]


Most visitors arriving to Papua New Guinea were from the following countries of nationality:[8]

Rank Country or territory 2015 2014
1  Australia 91,368 93,433
2  Philippines 13,569 13,745
3  United States 12,762 11,668
4  China 10,255 8,970
5  New Zealand 10,149 10,698
6  United Kingdom 7,399 6,994
7  Indonesia 6,763 5,896
8  Malaysia 5,306 4,759
9  India 4,012 3,476
10  Germany 3,557 3,300
Total 198,685 191,442

See also[edit]


  2. ^ a b "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d Visa on Arrival Eligible Country List (as at 27 March 2014)
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ ABTC Summary
  8. ^ Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA). Annual Arrivals Reports

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