Papua New Guinea does not tolerate to illegal drugs and there are severe penalties for drug offences both at the border and within the country.

It is strongly recommended that you ensure security of your baggage when travelling by:

  • Packing your bags yourself.
  • Properly securing your bags.
  • Not carrying anything for anyone else unless you know what it is and are satisfied that it doesn't contravene any law of either the country you are travelling from or the country you are travelling to.
  • Declaring any prescription drugs in your possession to Customs, even if you think they are legal.

Reporting Suspicions

If you have information concerning the unlawful importation of drugs, please call: Tel. No. 312 7622, or alternatively contact our Intelligence Section via email at intelligence@customs.gov.pg or Customs Office.