Papua New Guinea
PNG lies at the southern part of the equator and approximately 160 kilometers to the north of Australia. It also lies at the eastern half of the craggy tropical island of New Guinea, the second largest island in the world as well as a few 600 small islands, atolls and coral reefs.
Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s most interesting places to be. The islands have so many tourist attractions, wonderful natural scenery as well as various cultural traditions. The country is even recognized globally for its amazing dive sites homing to exotic creatures. Visitors and divers within Papua New Guinea’s beautiful ocean may enjoy a vast diversity of dive spots, also coral walls, coral gardens, sea grass beds, barrier reefs, fringing reefs, patch reefs and wreck diving sites. The wrecks show off a collection of aircraft, ships and submarine wreckages from the World War II.
Papua New Guinea’s weather condition is tropical, something that is anticipated in a country situated just south of the equator. The wet season in the country is between December and March, even though the country experiences occasional precipitation all year round. The dry season is from April to November. The best months for visiting and vacation are from July to September.
The official entry to Papua New Guinea is through Jackson’s International Airport if getting there via plane. The airport is just situated around 8 kilometers away from Port Moresby, the main town center.
Arriving tourists and visitors in PNG should be cleared from Customs. From there, they are advised to go through the DTC (Domestic Transfer Counters) in International Check-in Counters for onward boarding pass to their preferred destinations. Take note of helpful tips and instructions from the counters before proceeding to your destinations.
There are over 800 different languages are now used in Papua New Guinea. The two most commonly used are Hiri Motu and Melanesian Pidgin, even though English has been extensively used in businesses, education and government cliques.
Q1: What is the currency in Papua New Guinea?
A1: PNG Kina is the official currency in the country. Money from your country can be exchanged at the airport upon your arrival.
Q2: What are the legal documents I should carry with me upon entering Papua New Guinea?
A2: A valid passport for at least 6 months from the date of anticipated entry. Also, an entry permit or Visa is required to all people who wish to travel to Papua New Guinea.
Q3: Is there any health regulations prior to entering Papua New Guinea?
A3: A vaccination or certification against cholera is required for PNG travelers since malaria is severe health hazard in the country. Arriving visitors should seek advice from their local doctors to start anti-malarial preparations prior to arriving in Papua New Guinea.