Controller issues directives to Airline operators for flights into and out of West New Britain Province

Sunday 3 January 2021

The Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response Mr David Manning has issued new directives to Airline operators to resume flights into and out of the West New Britain Province to enable stranded passengers to return home.

All persons from the West New Britain Province who are currently out of the province are allowed to return to the province within the next five days beginning January 2, 2021.

Similarly, those from other provinces currently in the West New Britain Province have five days to arrange for their travel out to their provinces.

However, all passengers will have to do a COVID-19 test using antigen rapid test kits.

Results for these tests will be available in 15-20 minutes. A total of 20,000 kits are already in the WNBP.

The directive to Airline operators  can be viewed in details  on this covid19 official website:

Click to view Directive



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