Why carry an IDP while driving in New Guinea?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. New Guinea highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in New Guinea

In love with the sea and marine life? This is the perfect place for you. The reefs of Kavieng, Lae and Wuvulu Island with a truly amazing number of coral species are the things that this country can offer. Roam around while driving your own car to maximize your stay. Be sure to check some important tips before heading out.

Important Reminders:

  • You drive on the left side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must for ALL passengers.
  • Hands-free is a must.  Keep your phones away unless they are hands-free.
  • Drink moderately. The legal alcohol limit is 80 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • The speed limit is 60 km/h in urban areas and 75 km in rural roads.
  • Watch out for police officers.
  • Driving outside the major cities can be dangerous. Drive attentively.
  • Be sure to have early warning device, fire extinguisher, first aid kit and reflective vest in your car.

Driving in the Winter

New Guinea is a hot country. Landslides are present during rainy season. Better avoid travelling from December to March. Plan your trip accordingly and you will be good to go.

Enjoy the experience and safe travels.

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License here.​​

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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