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Papua New Guinea: Temporary Suspension of Visa on Arrival

As part of enhanced border security measures related to APEC Leaders’ Week, Papua New Guinea will temporarily suspend visa on arrival for all foreign nationals from 30 October to 30 November 2018. The suspension will not affect travellers who already hold a valid paper visa. During this time, travellers should apply for a visa through their nearest Papua New Guinea Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.

Our travel advisory levels have not changed. We continue to advise New Zealanders to avoid non-essential travel to the Hela and Southern Highlands provinces due to ongoing violent tribal clashes and post-election related unrest. We advise New Zealanders to exercise increased caution elsewhere in Papua New Guinea due to violent crime and the potential for civil unrest.

New Zealanders in or heading to Papua New Guinea are advised to update their registration information or take this opportunity to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

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