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Where Can A Papua New Guinea Passport Take You Without The Hassles Of A Visa

In an earlier article published on this site, a report by Henneley and Partners revealed that Papua New Guinea was ranked 62 out of 195 countries where the passport enabled visa-free travel.   Japan topped the

In an earlier article published on this site, a report by Henneley and Partners revealed that Papua New Guinea was ranked 62 out of 195 countries where the passport enabled visa-free travel.   Japan topped the list while Australia scraped in at 9.


In that ranking, PNG had a score of 83 which means that PNG Passport holders can enter 83 countries visa-free or at the very least visa on arrival.


We decided to find out those countries enabling visa free or visa on arrival facilities and you can see the list of countries below.


As a side note, Air Niugini’s limited travel destinations and routes means there is a more than a likely chance that you may transit in a country that requires a visa.  Whatever the case, it is important to check with the relevant travel agents and more importantly the embassies.


CountryVisa requirementAllowed stayNotes (excluding departure fees)
 Antigua and BarbudaVisa not required[7]1 month
 ArmeniaeVisa / Visa on arrival[9]120 days
 BahamasVisa not required[15]3 months
 BangladeshVisa not required[17]
 BenineVisa / Visa on arrival[22][23]30 days / 8 days·         Must have an international vaccination certificate.
 BoliviaVisa on arrival[25]90 days
 BotswanaVisa not required[27]3 months
 CambodiaeVisa / Visa on arrival[33]
 CanadaVisa not required[35]6 months·         eTA required if arriving by air.[36]
 Cape VerdeVisa on arrival[37]
 ColombiaVisa not required[42]180 days·         90 days – extendable up to 180-days stay within a one year period
 ComorosVisa on arrival[43]
 DjiboutieVisa[53]31 days
 DominicaVisa not required[54]6 months
 Dominican RepublicVisa not required[55]30 days
 EcuadorVisa not required[56]90 days
 EgyptVisa on arrival[57]·         Conditions apply.
 EswatiniVisa not required[62]30 days
 EthiopiaeVisa[63]up to 90 days·         eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
 FijiVisa not required[64]4 months
 GambiaVisa not required[68]90 days
 GeorgiaeVisa[69]90 days
 GrenadaVisa not required[73]3 months
 Guinea-BissaueVisa / Visa on arrival[76]90 days
 HaitiVisa not required[78]90 days
 Indiae-Visa[82]60 days·         e-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports[Note 1] or 3 designated seaports.[Note 2][83]

·         An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.

 IndonesiaVisa not required[84]30 days
 IranVisa on arrival[85]15 days
 IsraelVisa not required[88]90 days·         90 days within any 6 month period
 JamaicaVisa not required[90]
 JordanVisa on arrival[92]3 months
 KenyaVisa not required[94]3 months
 LaoseVisa / Visa on arrival[100]30 days·         Visa on arrival is available at international airports LuangphabangPakseSavannakhet and Vientiane, and at 4 land borders Friendship Bridge,[Note 3] and at 13 border crossings[Note 4] as well as Tanalaeng train station in Vientiane, which connects to the train station in Nongkai, Thailand.[101] Visa on arrival facility will be gradually phased out at various border crossings starting January 2020.[102]

·         eVisa may be used to enter Laos through the following entry points — Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge

·         Entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders.

·         Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.

 LesothoVisa not required[105]90 days
 MadagascareVisa / Visa on arrival[111]90 days
 MalaysiaVisa not required[113]30 days
 MaldivesVisa on arrival[114]30 days
 Marshall IslandsVisa on arrival[117]
 MauritaniaVisa on arrival[118]·         Available at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
 MauritiusVisa not required[119]90 days
 MicronesiaVisa not required[121]30 days
 MozambiqueVisa on arrival[127]30 days
 MyanmareVisa[128]28 days
 NauruVisa on arrival[130]
   NepalVisa on arrival[131]90 days
 NicaraguaVisa on arrival[135]90 days
 PakistanOnline Visa[141]·         Online Visa eligible.[142]
 PalauVisa on arrival[143]30 days
 PanamaVisa not required[144]180 days
 PeruVisa not required[146]183 days
 PhilippinesVisa not required[147]30 days
 RwandaeVisa / Visa on arrival[153]30 days
 Saint Kitts and NevisVisa not required[154]
 Saint LuciaVisa on arrival[155]6 weeks
 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa not required[156]1 month
 SamoaVisa not required[157]60 days
 São Tomé and PríncipeeVisa[159]
 SenegalVisa on arrival[161]90 days
 SeychellesVisitor’s Permit on arrival[163]3 months
 Sierra LeoneVisa on arrival[164]
 SingaporeVisa not required[165]30 days
 Solomon IslandsVisa on arrival[168]
 SomaliaVisa on arrival[169]30 days·         Available at Bosaso AirportGalcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport.
 Sri LankaeVisa / Visa on arrival[173]
 TajikistaneVisa[179][180]45 days
 TanzaniaVisa not required[181]3 months
 ThailandVisa on arrival[182]15 days
 Timor-LesteVisa on arrival[183]30 days
 TogoVisa on arrival[184]7 days
 TongaVisa on arrival[185]31 days
 TuvaluVisa on arrival[190]1 month
 UgandaeVisa / Visa on arrival[191]3 months·         May apply online.[192]
 United Kingdom and Crown dependenciesVisa not required[196]6 months
 VanuatuVisa not required[200]90 days
 VietnameVisa[203]30 days
 ZambiaeVisa / Visa on arrival[205]90 days
 ZimbabweeVisa / Visa on arrival[206]3 months

Dependent, Disputed, or Restricted territoriesEdit

Unrecognized or partially recognized countries

TerritoryConditions of accessNotes
 KosovoVisa not required[208]90 days
 Northern CyprusVisa not required[209]
 PalestineVisa not required[212]Arrival by sea to Gaza Strip not allowed.[213]
 Sahrawi Arab Democratic RepublicUndefined visa regime in the Western Sahara controlled territory.
 SomalilandVisa on arrival30 days for 30 US dollars, payable on arrival.[214][215]
 South OssetiaVisa not required[216]Multiple entry visa to Russia and three day prior notification are required to enter South Ossetia.[217][218]
 TransnistriaVisa not required[221]Registration required after 24h.[222][223]

Dependent and autonomous territories

TerritoryConditions of accessNotes
 Hong KongVisa not required[224]90 days
 MacauVisa on arrival[225]
 New CaledoniaVisa not required[231]
New Zealand
 Cook IslandsVisa not required[239]31 days
 NiueVisa not required[240]30 days
United Kingdom
 AnguillaVisa not required[243]
 BermudaVisa not required[244]
 British Indian Ocean TerritorySpecial permit requiredSpecial permit required.[245]
 British Virgin IslandsVisa not required[246]
 Cayman IslandsVisa not required[247]
 GibraltarVisa not required[249]
 MontserratVisa not required[250]
 Pitcairn IslandsVisa not required14 days visa free and landing fee 35 USD or tax of 5 USD if not going ashore.[251][252][253]
 Ascension IslandeVisa[254][255]·         3 months within any year period
 Saint HelenaVisitor’s Pass requiredVisitor’s Pass granted on arrival valid for 4/10/21/60/90 days for 12/14/16/20/25 pound sterling.[256]
 Tristan da CunhaPermission requiredPermission to land required for 15/30 pounds sterling (yacht/ship passenger) for Tristan da Cunha Island or 20 pounds sterling for Gough IslandInaccessible Island or Nightingale Islands.[257]
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsPermit requiredPre-arrival permit from the Commissioner required (72 hours/1 month for 110/160 pounds sterling).[258][259]
United States
 GuamVisa not required[262]45 days
 Northern Mariana IslandsVisa not required[263]45 days






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