Papua New Guinea Import Restrictions

In order to enter Papua New Guinea, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Papua New Guinea government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Papua New Guinea, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Papua New Guinea authorities before posting:


  • Animal products
  • Bags and sacks, used
  • Bees
  • Bird products
  • Blankets and rugs, used
  • Butter substitutes
  • Feathers and plumage
  • Firearms
  • Fruit
  • Hair dyes
  • Cinematograph films, video tapes and advertisements thereto
  • Insects
  • Invoice forms, blank
  • Mineral oil
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Skins
  • Spirits
  • Tobacco and tobacco products.

Used clothing

Papua New Guinea admits used clothing from Australia only if it is for use as apparel. This excludes used clothing for use as flock or rags.

Special documentation requirements

Papua New Guinea has no current requirements for special documentation.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Papua New Guinea prohibits:

  • Animal teeth, bones or imitations of
  • Birds nests
  • Chain letters and related materials
  • Eggs and products containing eggs
  • Fish, imitation
  • Gambling instruments
  • Lard
  • Manures and organic fertilisers
  • Money, counterfeit
  • Noodles
  • Plants or parts of plants
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Preparations purporting to remedy alcohol or drug habits (tobacco excepted)
  • Prison-made goods
  • Shells, imitation
  • Spring knives
  • Tea, exhausted or adulterated
  • Warranties or guarantees, false suggestions of.

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