17th September 2018


Is it safe to travel to New Guinea?

The law and order situation in Papua New Guinea continues to pose serious risks to travellers. Violent crime, including armed robbery, carjacking and sexual assault, is common throughout the country, especially in urban areas such as Port Moresby, Lae and Mt Hagen.

Keeping this in view, is New Guinea and Guinea the same place?

'Guinea' is a term which historically refers to a region of West Africa. The countries of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea all lie in this region, which is why the word 'Guinea' is in their name. Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, is a country in the southwest Pacific.

Is there a difference between Equatorial Guinea and Guinea?

Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other countries with "Guinea" in the name and the eponymous region, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. The country is named after the Guinea region.

Is it safe to travel to Guinea?

Instability in neighbouring countries and armed banditry in West Africa pose a risk in Guinea. Exercise a high degree of caution near the borders with Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone, where ongoing cross-border military and rebel activities make these areas unsafe.
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