*Entry to Papua New Guinea: Commercial options for travel to and from Papua New Guinea remain very limited. If transiting through another country, it is important that you also check the latest requirements for transit through that country.
Nobody may enter Papua New Guinea unless they have a written exemption from the National Pandemic Controller or his delegate, and evidence of a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19 taken within a 7 day period prior to boarding the aircraft bound for PNG.
International visitors should apply for their exemption to enter Papua New Guinea by emailing the National Control Centre Travel Desk here at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following documents:
• Completed International Air Passenger Travel Form (I-APTF)
• letter to the National Pandemic Controller, including your reason for travel, visa details, passport details (including the expiry date) and, if applicable, your work permit details (or letter from your employer) and/or resident permit details;
• copy of your passport biodata page;
• copy of your visa for Papua New Guinea and, if applicable, a copy of your work permit and/or resident permit;
• copy of your reservation at a designated hotel for quarantine or home quarantine request (as applicable).
You should submit your completed documents at least two weeks prior to travel. You will need to show evidence of your approved exemptions, negative COVID-19 test and hotel reservation (if needed) to be allowed to board a flight to Papua New Guinea. You must also complete an online electronic health declaration form within 24 hours of departure. The barcode generated should be saved and provided at check-in as evidence of submission of the online form. Anyone arriving into Papua New Guinea must self-isolate – at their own expense - in a government approved hotel for 14 days unless an exemption has been obtained to quarantine at home. All arrivals will also be subject to monitoring through either an approved tracking device or tracking application at their own cost. Full details are available on theofficial PNG government COVID-19 website.
Face masks must be worn on all domestic flights. All domestic travellers must submit a health declaration form to the Provincial Health Authority on arrival. Domestic airline travellers may need to be tested for COVID-19. Testing requirements for domestic travel are at the discretion of each province, and travellers should check the latest requirements with their travel agent. Separate arrangements apply fortravel to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Internal Restrictions:
*Travel in Papua New Guinea: The latest information on the measures in place to tackle COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea can be found on the official Papua New Guinea Government website. The latest information on the measures in place to tackle COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea can be found on the official Papua New Guinea Government website.