Cheap flights to Papua New Guinea

Flights to Papua New Guinea in 2022

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Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inJuneBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR21 941Average for return flights in January 2022

Can I fly to Papua New Guinea from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Papua New Guinea

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Papua New Guinea.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 168 hours before departing to Papua New Guinea.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Papua New Guinea.

Documents
Travel Authorization - Inform entry to National Control Center Travel Desk by sendng email to covid19-travel@police.gov.pg


Can I fly back to South Africa from Papua New Guinea?

Returning to South Africa from Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Papua New Guinea must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Papua New Guinea are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

How long is the flight to Papua New Guinea?

Flights to Papua New Guinea’s Port Moresby from Johannesburg will take you about 33h or so. If you want to get Papua New Guinea flight deals from Cape Town, you can expect your travel time to be around 49-53h, if you’re planning on travelling to Port Moresby. This is largely due to long times spent in stopovers. If you plan on catching cheap flights to Papua New Guinea’s Lae from Johannesburg, then you can expect a travel time of about 45h, if you’re travelling from Cape Town to Lae, your flight should be around 54h.

Where can you get direct flights to Papua New Guinea from?

Unfortunately, direct flights from South Africa to Papua New Guinea are not currently available. If you’re wanting to fly to Port Moresby from Johannesburg, then you can expect to have a stopover in Doha, Qatar, and then in Singapore. When travelling to Port Moresby from Cape Town, you can expect stopovers in Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and then Manila, the capital of the Philippines, before you arrive in Papua New Guinea. Should you want to travel to Lae from Johannesburg, you can expect stopovers in Dubai, Manila and Port Moresby. If you want to get to Lae from Cape Town, your stopovers will generally be in Dubai, Manilla and Port Moresby as well.

What is the best way to travel around Papua New Guinea?

If you want to get around Papua New Guinea, a good idea would be to use the ferries if you plan on taking an overnight trip from Lae to Madang, for instance. If you want to travel inside the cities, you can use the Public Motor Vehicles (PMVs), which will have a sign indicating their end destination. For instance, if you wanted to go to Ela Beach in Port Moresby, it shouldn't take you more than a few minutes. You can also hire a car for your journey from the airport, although you will need to make sure you have an international driving licence and that you bring your South African licence with you.

What are some things to do in Papua New Guinea?

If you love exploring and nature then you should make the most of Papua New Guinea’s natural environment and make a trip to the Port Moresby Nature Park, which is a wonderful way to experience the nature of Papua New Guinea and learn about the native vegetation, as most trees and plants have displays on them. If you’re in Papua New Guinea in September, you should make an effort to see the Goroka Show, a major cultural festival that happens in the town of Goroka and is a celebration of Papua New Guinean culture and their Independence Day. Should you want to learn more about the culture, then you should visit the Massim Museum, which has plenty of displays on local history. If you’re looking for some excitement, why not check out the Kokoda Track, which is one of Papua New Guinea’s most famous hiking trails? There you can witness all the natural beauty that Papua New Guinea has to offer.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Papua New Guinea?

South Africans will need a passport and visa to fly to Papua New Guinea. In order to get a visa, you will need to complete an online application and pay a small fee. You will also need to provide a copy of your passport, specifically the biographical section. You will also need an email address in order to receive your visa.

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