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How To Travel To Papua New Guinea

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By plane

The country’s international airport is Jackson International Airport in Port Moresby.

  • Air Niugini serves Cairns, Sydney, and Brisbane in Australia; Honiara in the Solomon Islands; Manila in the Philippines; Tokyo (Narita) in Japan; and Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong.
  • Papua New Guinea Airlines travels to and from Cairns and Brisbane.
  • Pacific Blue operates four weekly flights from Port Moresby to Brisbane.
  • QANTASLINK operates daily flights to and from Cairns.

By boat

Madang, Lae, and Port Moresby on the mainland, Kieta on Bougainville, and Rabaul and Kimbe in New Britain are among the ports. They are, however, just internal ferries. There are no international ferries available.

There are other cruises like the Coral Princess and Aurora Expeditions.

By land

The sole land border is with Papua (Irian Jaya), Indonesia, and crossing it requires some planning but isn’t as tough as it might be. There is a consulate in Jayapura, Indonesia, where you may apply for a tourist visa. The consulate is in Mendi, about a 10-minute green PMV (public motor vehicle) ride from Jayapura’s capital. 2,000 Indonesian rupiah is the cost (IDR).

There are several methods for crossing the border depending on your Indonesian visa. If you have a visa on arrival, such as one obtained at the Jakarta Airport, you may only cross the border by boat or by stamping out at customs in Jayapura and immediately traveling to the border 30 kilometers away. Western travelers trying the latter can expect to pay a few fees and go through some minor bureaucratic hoops before departing.

Hamedi offers boat rentals. With any other kind of visa, you may hire a vehicle or an ojek and cross the border by land. If hiring a car for the crossing, expect to spend about IDR300,000 from Jayapura town, and expect to pay around IDR500,000 to return from the border to Jayapura.

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