Question: Is Papua New Guinea a safe place?

The law and order situation in Papua New Guinea continues to pose serious risks to travellers. Violent crime, including armed robbery, carjacking, home invasions and sexual assault, is common throughout the country, especially in urban areas such as Port Moresby, Lae and Mt Hagen.

Is PNG safe for tourists?

Do not travel to Papua New Guinea due to COVID-19, crime, civil unrest, health concerns, natural disasters, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of States COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

Is there a lot of violence in Papua New Guinea?

Violent crime Papua New Guinea is notorious for its high crime rates and subsequently dangerous travelling and living conditions. Port Moresby and Lae, as well as the Southern Highlands Region, are common areas in Papua New Guinea for tensions between ethnic groups.

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