Local laws and customs

As a general rule, you’re prohibited from entering Papua New Guinea with fruit, vegetables and animal products due to local quarantine controls.

Marijuana and other narcotics are illegal in Papua New Guinea; offences can carry substantial prison sentences.

Homosexual acts are illegal; if found guilty, the penalty could result in up to 14 years imprisonment. See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.

Murder may draw the death sentence although there is currently a moratorium on the death penalty.