updated on 20.11.2020

Last week, Air Niugini announced the resumption of weekly flights to Hong Kong in a codeshare arrangement with Cathay Pacific. The move will allow passengers to transfer between flights between Hong Kong and mainland China, the rest of Asia and worldwide. (Business advantage png 04.11.2020)

updated on 30.10.2020

·       Nobody may enter Papua New Guinea unless they have a written exemption from the Controller and have tested negative for COVID-19 within a 7 day period prior to arrival.

·       From 21 September, travellers to Papua New Guinea must also complete an online electronic health declaration form within 24 hours of departure.


·       Commercial options for travelling to and from Papua New Guinea remain extremely limited, and subject to a number of restrictions. Travellers should confirm with the relevant airline(s) if flight schedules are correct and/or subject to any travel or transit restrictions.

source: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/papua-new-guinea

updated on 16.10.2020

The SOE Controller has issued new Domestic and International Travel Measures on Saturday 3rd October providing the following directives;

- There are no limitations on any domestic travel.

- For international inbound travel, from Australia (excl Victoria), New Zealand and most of the Pacific Islands inbound passengers now only have to home-isolate for seven days. Where segregating at home is not possible inbound passengers still need to hotel quarantine for 7 days.

- Passengers arriving from other international locations still need to quarantine at a hotel for 14 days.

- All inbound international passengers still need to complete a negative PCR Covid test within 7 days prior to travel.

- All inbound international passengers coming into PNG still need to get Controller Approval in advance. Passengers transiting Port Moresby to Australia or to other locations do not need to get Controller approval.

- Air Niugini has now had its passenger cap into Brisbane increased to 50 passengers per flight, and with no limit into Cairns.

source: Papua New Guinea Today

updated: 09.10.2020

Open for citizens: YES Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: NO Quarantine: YES

You can't enter the country unless you have an exemption from PNG authorities and have returned a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) within seven days prior to your arrival. If you have spent the last seven days in Australia (not including Victoria), you may be eligible to quarantine for seven days upon arrival, subject to written approval by PNG authorities.

Source: https://travelbans.org/oceania-australia/papua-new-guinea/

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