The climate in Papua New Guinea is tropical and pleasant. You will experience two distinct types of climate in Papua New Guinea. Lowland and coastal areas being hot and high humidity, and the highlands region being cooler with less humidity. The Conference will be held in Port Moresby, which is hot and has a high humidity.
All visitors to Papua New Guinea are required to have a valid passport, proof of onward passage and adequate financial means of supporting your stay. This can be obtained on arrival at The Jackson’s Airport, Port Moresby. However, we recommend this to be obtained in advance from the PNG Embassy in your country.
There are strict laws prohibiting or restricting the entry of drugs, steroids, weapons, firearms, protected wildlife and associated products.
Visitors to PNG are required to pay approximately USD$20.00 departure tax. This tax is not included in the cost of your ticket.
There is an estimated 800 traditional languages in PNG. The official language in PNG is English. The two most commonly used languages are HiriMotu and Melanesian Pidgin.
The unit of currency is the Kina, pronounced “kee-nah” and sub-units of 100 are called Toea, pronounced, “toy-ya”. Note denominations are available in K2, K5, K10, K20, K50 and K100.
Travelers Checks and international credit cards are accepted at most major hotels. American Express, Diners Club, Master Cards and Visa credit cards are accepted too.,
Kina cash can be acquired at the banks of most international ports of departure to PNG such as Sydney and Cairns. It is strongly recommended you acquire your Kina cash at these banks prior to departure for PNG. Although there is a bank in PNG at the Port Moresby International Airport, it keeps normal banking hours. Thus, if you are arriving in PNG outside of normal banking hours, it is recommended you obtain your Kina cash outside the country before arriving in PNG. Banking hours in Papua New Guinea are generally from:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun hat, insect repellents, flashlight, sun screen lotion & malaria medication prescribed by your physician.
"Enjoy in your Stay in Papua New Guinea"