Papua New Guinea Travel Information

The Basics

Local Customs

Both male and female visitors to Papua New Guinea should avoid revealing clothing, and make sure to save their bathing costumes for the beach. Women should try to make sure that their thighs are covered at all times, and public displays of affection are frowned upon. Papua New Guineans are famously friendly, and it is considered extremely rude not to stop and chat to people that greet you on the street. Don't step over food, if it is being prepared or served on the ground beneath you. Note that homosexual behaviour is illegal in Papua New Guinea.

Duty Free

Visitors to Papua New Guinea age 18 and older may import 260 cigarettes/250g cigars or tobacco, one litre of liquor, and a reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use. Uncanned foodstuffs and animal products from countries other than Australia and New Zealand, and pig meat from New Zealand are prohibited.

Become our Papua New Guinea Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Papua New Guinea travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Papua New Guinea or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.