Entry requirements

The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.

The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.


The Papua New Guinea Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) has announced that the Visa on Arrival (VoA) service will be suspended from 30 October until 30 November 2018 (inclusive) as part of enhanced border security measures related to APEC Leaders’ Week. During this period, all travellers can still apply and obtain a visa through Papua New Guinea Embassies and Missions abroad prior to travel.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Papua New Guinea.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Papua New Guinea.