Papa New Guinea Risk Assessment Country Guide 

Working in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a diverse country, with hundreds of recognized languages and ethnicities. More than seven million residents call the southwestern Pacific Ocean nation home. The country's economy has been steadily improving, bolstered by its mining sector. However, many citizens still live well below the poverty line and serious crime is common. 

According to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), basic law and order is lacking in several parts of Papua New Guinea. You should take care while traveling within the country, especially at night. However, thousands of foreign nationals visit the country every year and most visits are uneventful.

Even so, adequate international insurance is recommended. Public gatherings could turn violent, and tribal fighting has been known to occur. Proper coverage can help control the costs associated with life outside of your home country. 

  • Health
  • Safety & Security
  • Terrorism

Papua New Guinea only offers basic medical facilities. Hospitals often run out of supplies and medication, and power shortages are common. You should discuss all possible vaccinations and other preventative measures recommended for Papua New Guinea with your primary care physician prior to leaving your home country.

An outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya has spread across Papua New Guinea. Hotspots include Madang, East and West New Britain, Morobe and the capital of Port Moresby, among other locations. Moreoever, the UNAIDS/WHO Working Group estimated that around 31,000 adults live with HIV in the country, accounting for nearly one percent of the population.

Clements Worldwide offers GlobalCare® health insurance, which provides USD 5 million in health care benefits. You will have flexible payment options, choice of deductible and around-the-clock claims assistance. An optional War and Terrorism extension is also available. With Clements policies, you will not have a coinsurance payment after the deductible. Without a limiting network, you will be able to choose from any doctor, anywhere in the world. 

While in Papua New Guinea, you may need to be evacuated outside of the country to receive appropriate levels of care. A Medical Evacuation and Repatriation insurance policy from Clements covers expenses to transport you to a capable medical facility in case a local medical center isn’t able to provide adequate treatment.

Call us today at +1.202.872.0060 or 800.872.0067 or email request@clements.com to discuss your organization’s travel needs tailored to considerations involved while operating in Papa New Guinea.

Source: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Clements Worldwide 

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The political situation in Papua New Guinea can be unpredictable at times. You should avoid all public gatherings, rallies and demonstrations. These could turn violent, and serious crime and other dangerous encounters are common throughout the country. 

A Personal Accident Insurance policy from Clements protects your organization’s employees and their families' financial stability following an accident, regardless of whether it occurs on the job or during personal time. Coverage begins at USD 100,000 per person.

Road conditions are often poor in the country, especially outside of urban centers. Drivers can behave erratically, and you should seek police assistance as soon as you are involved in or witness an accident.

Clements offers International Car insurance, which includes Physical Damage, Third Party Liability, and Excess Liability coverage. With flexible deductible options and fast claims processing, your policy will provide coverage for your vehicle fleet whether it’s on the road, parked or transported abroad. An optional Political Violence extension is also recommended, which broadens the coverage to include strikes, riots, malicious damage, sabotage, war, terrorism or civil unrest. 

Call us today at +1.202.872.0060 or 800.872.0067 or email request@clements.com to discuss your organization’s travel needs tailored to considerations involved while operating in Papa New Guinea.

Source: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Clements Worldwide 

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There is a low threat of terrorism in Papua New Guinea. However, there is a global threat of attack, and targets could include public locations often visited by expats and foreign travelers. 

A War and Terrorism insurance policy from Clements offers the right coverage against the risks of civil unrest, war, riots, looting and acts of terrorism.

Clements also provides a Kidnap and Ransom insurance policy, which ensures financial assistance following a kidnapping, such as independent investigations, negotiations and the arrangement and delivery of funds.

Call us today at +1.202.872.0060 or 800.872.0067 or email request@clements.com to discuss your organization’s travel needs tailored to considerations involved while operating in Papa New Guinea.

Source: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Clements Worldwide 

Contact a Clements Representative for Insurance Solutions