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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Population: 8.083.700 people
Region: Melanesia (Search on Google maps)
Capital: Port Moresby
Country Code: PG

Money in Papua New Guinea

Currencie(s): Papua New Guinean kina

Corruption: Papua New Guinea has a corruption score of 72/100.
If your itinerary runs through Papua New Guinea, be very careful: threats to your well-being may come from muggers and police officers alike. According to Transparency International, Papua New Guinea is one of the most corrupt nations around the world.

Papua New Guinea is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.12 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Papua New Guinea

Language(s): English

Food & Drinks in Papua New Guinea

Experiencing the local culture is a huge part of travelling and trying traditional food is largely connected with that cultural experience. Visitors to the UK always want to eat fish and chips, Vietnamese pho is the big pull for travellers in Vietnam, and here in Belgium it’s all about fries. Supporting the local community is a really important aspect of travel. So please make sure you taste the national dish: Mumu

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Papua New Guinea is 18.

Religion in Papua New Guinea

The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 22%, Lutheran 16%, Presbyterian/Methodist/London Missionary Society 8%, Anglican 5%, Evangelical Alliance 4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1%, other Protestant 10%, indigenous beliefs 34%

From beautiful cathedrals in Italy to majestic temples in India, the world is filled with holy places that are important to the religions of the world. Maybe you are not religious yourself, or maybe you are visiting places where people celebrate different religions. Learning to look without gawking, see without ogling can be the difference between being accepted as a visitor, and being resented as an intruder. That's why we've written an article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

This article also mentions how tattoo's, some style of clothing and other religous simbols can be extremely taboo.

Sex & Relationships in Papua New Guinea

Age of Consent: 16 years.
At the age of 16, an individual is considered mature enough in Papua New Guinea to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea scores a -7/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Papua New Guinea are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

National Sports in Papua New Guinea

While travelling through Papua New Guinea you'll be experiencing a foreign culture, rather than looking in from the outside as a temporary visitor. You'll discover new places, come in contact with new religions, explore intriguing destinations and experience culinary delights. You'll be immersed in a totally new culture .. and one aspect we shouldn't forget about is sports!

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Rugby league is Papua New Guinea their national sport.

Other practical tips for Papua New Guinea

Timezone: UTC+10:00
TIP: Think about the time difference before planning your trip. Imagine you’re finally in Papua New Guinea – but all you want to do is sleep! Travelling into a different time zone can be a real burden. The only way to truly adjust in 24 hours or less is to prepare before you go, so check out our tips that outline how to quickly adjust to a new time zone.

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Remember: this country uses the metric system. Depending where you're from - distances, speed, and liquid quantities might be differend from the system you're used to. Find out how you should convert this unit system.

Power adapters and converters: 240 V (50 Hz), Plug I
When travelling to Papua New Guinea, electronic devices might be necessary to document the incredible sights or to stay in contact with friends and family members back home. Most electronics like Phones, laptop computers and hair tools do not come cheap, so it's incredibly important to make sure your device is compatible with this type of outlets - 240 V (50 Hz), Plug I. You can read our guide about travel adapters and converters to determine which types you need for your next trip!

Weather: Currently broken clouds, with a temperature between 24.5 and 24.5°C (76.1 and 76.1°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 12.29 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to Papua New Guinea.

Fly to Papua New Guinea

Planning a trip to Papua New Guinea? We have a list of 334 airports you can fly to. You can find the closest one to your destination by clicking on a city below!

List of cities in Papua New Guinea

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