Papua New Guinea lies in the southwestern Pacific ocean, north of Australia and shares its western border with Irian Jaya, a province of Indonesia. It consists of the mainland and several island archipelagos. It has low lying coastal regions and central high rugged mountains and many islands to the north and northeast, some of which are also mountainous.
The climate is hot and humid and has high rainfall in coastal areas. To the north is the Bismark Sea, to the east is the Coral sea and to the South is Torres Strait.
With the recent reemergence of Polio in Papua New Guniea (Please reference the Health Alerts), all travellers are recommended to be fully immunised against polio (including a booster) before they arrive in Papua New Guinea.
Residents and visitors who have been in Papua New Guinea for more than 4 weeks are required to show proof of polio vaccination when departing Papua New Guinea. Vaccination must have been received within 4 weeks to 12 months of travel.
Vaccination should be recorded on the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP). If proof of polio vaccination is lacking, travellers may be restricted from departing the country, irrespective of the means of conveyance (road, air, sea). Travellers may also be required to show this certificate in order to gain entry into other countries when arriving from Papua New Guinea.
There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.Learn more
One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.Learn more
Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.Learn more
Travel Doctor-TMVC provides specific health recommendations tailored to your individual holiday plans. Our medical and nursing staff at Travel Doctor-TMVC have extensive knowledge of international health issues, immunisation and preventative medicine. Travellers should have individual risk assessments by one of our doctors whether they are holiday makers, businesspeople, or long-term expatriates.
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Adelaide SA 5000
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Brisbane QLD 4000
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Coolangatta QLD 4225
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1 Childers Lane
Canberra ACT 2601
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Melbourne VIC 3000
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60-62 Waratah Way
Wodonga VIC 3690
28 Cranbourne Road
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Frankston VIC 3199
P15 Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct
3 Southgate Avenue
Southbank VIC 3006
847 Hay Street
Perth WA 6000
60 Margaret St,
Sydney NSW 2000
23 Chamberlain Street
Campbelltown NSW 2560
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134-136 Hampden Road
Artarmon NSW 2064
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430 Macquarie Street
South Hobart TAS 7004
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