Adults over 18 have a general allowance of new goods to the value of K250 and are allowed duty free:
Drugs, pornographic literature or video tapes, firearms and weapons are prohibited. Food items, seeds, spices, live or dry plants, animals, animal products and biological specimens such as cultures and blood need special import approval.
For more information on Customs Procedures and Services visit the PNG Customs website www.customs.gov.pg
Custom inspection is mandatory for any incoming passengers. Similar to Australia & New Zealand, Papua New Guinea is strict on food products, such as meat. If you have food item, please indicate so in the custom declaration sheet. Failure to declare it may result in confistication of all food items (including allowed items) because of “false declaration”.
Traveller’s allowance are as follows.
You may check website for PNG Custom for further details. http://www.customs.gov.pg/
If you are looking for traditional PNG restaurants’ you are out of luck, the only way to get good PNG meals are if you go to the villages where you can enjoy some of PNG’s delights.
This includes – Mumu (Highlands & country wide), Aigir (East New Britain), Sago dish (Coastal area including Sepik, Manus & New Ireland) to name a few.
But if you are looking for just any place to dine, there are various numbers of restaurants in Port Moresby – Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Steak houses, Italian and many hotel restaurants. There are limited restaurants in other centre apart from Hotel, but fast food shops are available across the country.
Scuba Diving in PNG is one of the best things you can do while you are in the country.
PNG is rich with beautiful reefs and sea creatures and voted as Best Diving destinations in the World by reader’s choice by American Diving Magazine several times.
There are many dive spots around PNG, including Port Moresby, Milne Bay, Tufi, Madang, West New Britain (Kimbe), East New Britain (Rabaul) & New Ireland (Kavieng)
Some Hotels in Port Moresby have dress codes but otherwise casual wear is acceptable countrywide. Entering National Parliament (if you have a chance) requires you to wear collared shirt and cap, sandal & sunglasses are not allowed. While Swimming, Bikini is not recommended as it is not common in Papua New Guinea and may offend people. Generally while in the village, ladies need to be more decent clothing as villagers are more conservative and not familiar with ladies exposing the skin.
Warm cloth is required in Highlands, especially in the night & early morning.
Papua New Guinea’s electricity mainly comes from Hydro Dam, and some by Power Plant.
Blackouts are frequent so a torch will come in handy unless you are staying in a hotel with a backup generator. Power is 240V and Power Pug is same with Australia