INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS
Papua New Guinea’s are closely connected with their natural resources and the environment and much of the population is dependent on agriculture production. Introduction of exotic pests and diseases will endanger the health of our plants and animals, the environment and livelihoods of Papua New Guinea’s at large.
In order to protect these natural resources and our environment, quarantine officers at the international airports and wharves screen all flights, sea vessels, passengers, crew, baggage, mail and cargo using physical inspection, questioning and profiling.
International travellers on arrival are required to complete the customs/ quarantine declaration forms truthfully. All foods, plant products and animal products must be declared for inspection to ensure they are free of pest and diseases. Items that are not intended for declaration should be disposed in the quarantine bins in the arrival lounge.
False declarations can lead to prosecution and court action as this is a legal document.
Personal effects range from carry-on luggage to checked in luggage to a complete container load of household items and goods either accompanied or unaccompanied. A declaration to quarantine and customs is required for personal effects and upon entry, quarantine inspections will be carried out as part of the clearance procedures.
Please contact your nearest NAQIA office if you have any queries.