Following an increase in civil unrest in Lae, you should be particularly vigilant as there’s an increased risk of violence and crime.
Papua New Guinea is prone to seasonal natural disasters including tropical cyclones and flash flooding. Monitor the latest weather reports. See Natural disasters
There is a high level of serious crime. Law and order is poor or very poor in many parts of the country. Pay close attention to your personal security, particularly after dark, and monitor the media for possible new security risks. See Crime and Local Travel
Carjacking is an ever present threat, particularly in Port Moresby and Lae. Lock car doors and keep windows up at all times. If possible travel in convoy or with a security escort after dark. See Crime
Outbreaks of tribal fighting can occur and may escalate quickly. You should avoid large crowds and public gatherings as they may turn violent. See Local travel
There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. Most visits are trouble free.