FCO Travel Advice for - Papua New Guinea

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  • There is a high level of serious crime. Law and order is poor or very poor in many parts of the country. Pay close attention to your personal security, particularly after dark, and monitor the media for possible new security risks. See Crime and Local Travel.

  • Carjacking is an ever present threat, particularly in Port Moresby and Lae. Lock car doors and keep windows up at all times. If possible travel in convoy after dark. See Crime.

  • Outbreaks of tribal fighting can occur and may escalate quickly. You should avoid large crowds and public gatherings as they may turn violent. See Local travel.

  • There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • 4,875 British nationals visited Papua New Guinea in 2011. Most visits are trouble free. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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