Papua New Guinea destination information

All you need to know before visiting Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea summary

Papua New Guinea is a medium sized country with around 8M Papua New Guinean. Official languages are Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin and English. Papua New Guinea uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC+10:00 to UTC+11:00. Currency used in Papua New Guinea is Kina (PGK).

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🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 134

ATMs in Papua New Guinea are Rare. Internet speed in Papua New Guinea is on average 3.5 Mbps. In Papua New Guinea you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Port Moresby
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👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 8M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~260 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 463k km2 (179k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Papua New Guinea uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type I.

Languages 🗣️

  • English


Currency 💱

1 PGK = 0.29 USD

Papua New Guinea uses the Papua New Guinean kina (symbol: K), code PGK.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 kinas. Kina is subdivided into 100 toeas. Coins come in denominations of 1 kina and 50, 20, 10 and 5 toeas.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Papua New Guinea. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Papua New Guinea uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Papua New Guinea upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Calling ☎️


To call Papua New Guinea, dial +, then 675 (the country code for Papua New Guinea), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Papua New Guinea, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 53 .

international: + 675 53 1234567
calling local: 53 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Papua New Guinea is on average 3.5 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Papua New Guinea is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 132.48 PGK, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Digicel, Telikom PNG or bmobile-Vodafone.


Rules 🚗

In Papua New Guinea you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 75 km/h (46 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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