Papua New Guinea

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

COVID-19

There's a wordwide outbreak of COVID-19. Take a look at the preventive measures related to COVID-19.

The Belgian government imposes travel restrictions:

  • All non-essential travel from and to Belgium is prohibited until 18 April.
  • After return, quarantine and a COVID-19 test on the first and seventh day are compulsory. If the second test after seven days is negative, quarantine may be stopped.
  • You must fill in the Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours before arriving in Belgium.

Check the entry conditions imposed by the authorities of this country on travellers from Belgium.

Check the current security situation on the federal government website and register your itinerary on Travellers Online.

The information on Wanda is updated daily, but not over the weekend.

This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.

Important health risks

Malaria

In all areas lower than 1800 meters there is a significant malaria risk. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning, in combination with the use of malaria tablets

There is no malaria risk in areas higher than 1800 meters.

In case of fever during or after your journey, get tested for malaria as soon as possible.

Other insect-borne diseases

Insects can transmit diseases such as  dengue, chikungunya and zika.

Ticks

Ticks can transmit diseases.

Japanese encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis occurs all over the island.

Rabies

Dogs and other mammals can be infected with rabies.

Altitude sickness

You may experience altitude sickness in areas above 2500 metres.

Other possible infections

Other frequent health risks while travelling

Read these tips before you leave.

Vaccinations

Hepatitis A

Recommended

Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

Update of basic vaccinations

Recommended

Polio

Recommended

A single booster of polio vaccination is recommended for all travelers to Asia or Africa aged 16 years or older.

Other vaccinations

Recommended for some travelers

Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:

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