Do I need to take some safety precautions regarding health and safety when going to Papua New Guinea?
Sadly you do. The crime rate in PNG is very, very high. Have a look at this assessment on WorldNomads.com
and it is a tropical nation, with all the disease and insect-borne infection that comes with that.... and medical facilities are generally pretty basic.
Have a read of this... it's not just a warning, but has tips on what to do to stay healthy.
Phil over 6 years ago
Yes. Don't walk on the streets at night, especially in the large cities. Have a local with you whenever possible. Don't wander around alone. Every bit of land in PNG is privately owned. You don't want to accidentally trespass on tribal land. over 6 years ago