Papua New Guinea

Destination - Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands (the western portion of the island is a part of the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua). It is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, in a region defined since the early 19th century as Melanesia. The capital is Port Moresby.

Malaria – Extremely high transmission occurs throughout the year. Chemoprophylaxis is recommended for certain areas.

Traveller’s Diarrhoea – High risk exists throughout the country, including in deluxe accommodations. Food and beverage precautions are essential to reduce the likelihood of illness.

A Gastro Kit can be purchased from Travel Vaccination Health care, which includes prescription and non-prescription medications for presumptive self-treatment if diarrhoea occurs.

*This information is to be used as a guide only. Medical advice is recommended to individuals depending on their medical history, previous vaccination history and the itinerary.