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Travel Safety and Wellness
Country Risk Ratings

Papua New Guinea

Overall Country Risk Rating

Travel Warning

Affected Areas: Entire country except Travel Restriction areas


Travel Restriction

Affected Areas: Southern Bougainville, particularly areas near the Panguna mine; The Highlands

Last Updated: September 9, 2022

Eligibility & Requirements

Papua New Guinea currently has a Travel Warning risk rating, with specific regions having a Regional Travel Restriction risk rating.

  1. Determine whether the cities or locations you visit are within a Travel Warning area or within a Regional Travel Restriction area.
  2. For cities or locations within a Travel Warning area:
  1. For cities or locations within a Travel Restriction area:

Review Papua New Guinea’s U.S. Department of State Country Information Page, CDC Travelers’ Health page, and the OSAC Country Security Report for travel health and safety information.