Passports must be valid for at least 12 months from the date of arrival. Visas are required by all Commonwealth nationals. Prohibited imports include animal products that are not canned and all animals and plants from countries other than Australia and New Zealand.
Traffic drives on the left. A foreign driving licence can be used.
Scheduled flights connect Port Moresby with main towns and islands. Taxis are available in the main urban areas and, although taxis are metered, fares should be agreed in advance.
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include cholera, dengue fever, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis, malaria and typhoid.
There were 164,000 tourist arrivals in 2012.