This is to inform all stakeholders and the general public that the National SOE Online Service System V1.2 is currently under review.

 As of 24th April 2020, all air travel request will now be submitted at any Air Transport Operator’s sales office. Upon booking for your travel tickets to travel, fill the SOE travel request form that is presented at the Operator’s sales office. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Covid-19 In PNG Statistics

Map of provinces/zones with confirmed coronavirus cases (as of 25th June)   

8 confirmed cases

        Western            – 3 confirmed cases: 22 April

        Eastern Highlands  – 1  confirmed case: 22 April

        Morobe                  – 1
confirmed case: 20 March (repatriated)

         East New Britain    – 2 confirmed cases: 16 April 

        NCD                – 4 confirmed cases: 25 June

Virus strain



Papua New Guinea

First outbreak

Wuhan, Hubei, China: 31 December 2019

Index case

Bulolo Morobe Province

Arrival date

March  2020 (repatriated : 23 March 2020)

Confirmed cases


Probable cases


Suspected cases







22 Provinces including the National Capital District

World Health Organisation

Data taken from the WHO situation report 164 (Data as received by WHO from national authorities by 10:00 CEST, 2nd July 2020)