• New goods worth up to PGK 200.- for person over 18 years old and PGK 100.- for persons under 18 years. This does not include radios, transistor radios, tape recorders, tape players, tuners, amplifiers, video recorders, tv-sets and associated equipment for which a tax will have to be paid.
• Articles over 1 year old may be allowed free admission.
• 1 litre of alcoholic liquor for persons of 18 years and older;
• 260 cigarettes or 250 grammes of cigars or tobacco for persons of 18 years and older;
reasonable quantity of perfume.
• Uncanned foodstuffs of animal origin from countries other than Australia and New Zealand.
• Any type of pig meat from New Zealand, whether fresh or canned.
• All animals (excluding pets – see paragraph below) and plants from countries other than Australia and New Zealand.
• Pets - the import of pets like cats and dogs is subject to approval of Chief Quarantine Officer (contact details below) and may enter only as a cargo.
• The period of quarantine for dogs and cats received from Australia and New Zealand is 48 hours, from elsewhere a 9 months quarantine period is required in Australia.
• The import of animals, plants, and the products there of into Papua New Guinea is subject to prior written approval of the Chief Quarantine Officer (Animals and Plants), Agricultural Protection Division, P.O. Box 2141, Boroko, Papua New Guinea.
• Currency Import - there is no restriction on local currency (Papua New Guinean Kina-PGK) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. Import of traveller's cheques is allowed.
• No information available
• Items of cultural importance accompanied by permission from the National Museum
Restricted (dependent on declaring)
• Weapons and ammunition requires export permission from Police
• Alluvial and raw gold can be exported by licensed dealers only
• Medicines need to be in their original containers and need to be accompanied by the doctor’s prescription
• Endangered animals and plants and products thereof as outline by the CITES convention will require permit from CITES.
- Local currency is limited to an amount not exceeding PGK 200.- in notes and PGK 5.- in coins. When in excess approval is required from the Bank of Papua New.
- Foreign currency are limited to equivalent of PGK 10,000 in notes and coins. When in excess approval is required from the Bank of Papua New Guinea. Export of traveller's cheques is allowed.
Currency permission of Papua New Guinean Government must be obtained before clearance is approved. Export of traveller's cheques is allowed.
Basic health information for travelers to Papua New Guinea
• Dengue and malaria occur in Papua New Guinea. It is essential all precautions are taken against the mosquito bites.
• Typhoid and dysentery are present on Papua New Guinea and should be vaccinated against.
• All travellers should seek medical advice before travelling to the country and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up to date.
Basic security information for travelers to Papua New Guinea
• Road conditions in the country are frequently poor and unreliable and can become severely disrupted due to heavy rain and mudslides. Careless driving and poorly maintained vehicles have caused several fatalities to previous visitors to the country and travellers should take all necessary precautions if driving throughout the country.
For further assistance please contact the Papua New Guinean Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.
Papua New Guinean Customs contact information
8th Floor Revenue Haus
Down Town Port Moresby
P.O Box 923
NCD, Papua New Guinea
For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest Papua New Guinean Embassy.
List of Papua New Guinean Embassies all over the world: http://papua-new-guinea.visahq.co.uk/embassy/United-Kingdom/
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