No person to enter PNG unless COVID-19 tested

Sunday 21  June 2020

No person is permitted to board an aircraft bound for PNG unless they have been tested for COVID-19 within a 14-day period prior to boarding an aircraft and have returned a result indicating they do not have detectable levels of COVID-19.

Police Commissioner and Controller David Manning issued this measure effective yesterday (Saturday 20 June 2020).

Under Control Measure No. 8 only Real Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction tests shall be accepted.

However, the Controller may in writing exempt a person from the requirement.

These measures shall not apply to persons whom the Controller has approved to enter Papua New Guinea on or prior to 20 June.

A person or organisation that allows a person to board an aircraft bound for  PNG in breach of these measures shall be deemed to have committed an offence under the National Pandemic Act 2020.

Pandemic Measure No.8-Requirement to test to enter PNG-20.06.20 can be viewed on Official Covid-19 website:


Media contact: Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS
COVID-19 Media & Public Information
Mobile: 75430557: Email:

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