FAQ

Are visas required for Papua New Guinea travel?

Visas are required for U.S. and Canadian citizens and must be issued prior to departure for your Papua New Guinea expedition.

What vaccinations are required for travel to Papua New Guinea?

Typhoid and tetanus, hepatitis and polio shots may be recommended, although not currently mandatory — but health requirements are always subject to change. Please consult with your personal physician prior to traveling.

What is the climate like in Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea's climate is tropical and pleasant, as one would expect in a country located just south of the Equator. December to March is the wet season, although occasional rain falls year-round. While Port Moresby, the capital, and other towns on the coast are quite hot in the summer months, temperatures are considerable cooler in the Highlands. You will experience two distinct types of climate: the first in the lowland and coastal areas, where it is 75-95°F with high humidity, and the second in the highlands regions, where the temperature range is 54-82°F with less humidity.

What kind of food can you expect in Papua New Guinea?

Port Moresby, Madang and other larger towns offer some international cuisine (primarily English/Australian and Chinese), but in rural areas, the local food consists mostly of tropical fruit, rice, sweet potatoes/yams, pork (generally roasted) and seafood. The dishes are mildly seasoned and presented in a very attractive manner. Many hotels also offer smorgasbords, barbecues and other special meals.