Travel Tips for Papua New Guinea

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Posted on 01/07/2020

Planning a visit to Papua New Guinea? Let Geauxing Places Travel in Denham Springs, Louisiana handle it for you. We have the right amount of experience needed to make your trip and vacation a success so all you have to do is reach out to us. In the meantime, here are some travel tips for your journey.

  • Visa Arrangements
  • If you are coming in from the US, Canada, Australia, or the EU there is a free visa on arrival for 60 days which you can get by landing at Port Moresby International Airport. It is also available for most other Pacific Island nations and some Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.

  • Arrival
  • You can fly directly into Port Moresby which is the capital but it is not the cheapest option. You can also get in from Singapore, Australia or Manila. Other Pacific Island countries also have flights coming in but these can be extremely expensive.

  • Plan Your Trip in Advance
  • Planning your trip ahead of time will save you an incredible amount of money and will also make your trip much safer, especially if you will be traveling around. Geauxing Places Travel will help you with your planning.

  • Mobile Coverage Is Limited
  • There is 3G network access throughout the capital and you can purchase a SIM card on arrival at the airport. These SIM cards are easily topped up with recharge cards that can be purchased almost everywhere. In the Highlands, the network is not as strong.

  • Bring A Jacket
  • Despite being a hot tropical country, Papua New Guinea has some locations that are at high altitudes and thus have lower temperatures. A jacket could come in very handy at such locations.

  • Move During the Day Only
  • For Papua New Guinea we’d recommend traveling only during daylight hours, even in Port Moresby. If you are by yourself use known taxis and please go with a security guard to the ATM if you need cash. Traveling in groups is the best option for safety and women should avoid wearing revealing clothing.

  • Bring Malaria Medication
  • Hospitals in Papua New Guinea are equipped to deal with malaria, but they a few and far between in some of the more remote locations. You should begin a course of either Doxycycline or Malarone when planning on entering the country as Malaria and Dengue fever exist in low lying areas of the country.

  • Spoken Language
  • Many people of the Papua New Guinea speak English or a Pidgin English. There are however over 800 known languages that are spoken throughout the country. Communication won’t be a problem for you, but you could always try to pick up the language of the area of you.

    Let Geauxing Places Travel handle your vacation plans to Papua New Guinea and any other location you might have in mind. All you have to do is contact us. We’d be glad to hear from you.

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