Must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel to PNG and show proof of vaccination at airline check-in.
Pre-departure Covid testing is no longer required.
As of Thursday 28th April,COVID19 tests on arrival in Port Moresby are no longer required for passengers transiting / arriving on flights from Australia. On arrival passengers can proceed directly to immigration.
However, tests for passengers transiting / arriving on flights from Singapore, Philippines and China (incl Hong Kong) are still required and the testing fee is K150 per passenger. Passengers arriving on these flights are required to download and complete the “LooK PASS” App in advance from the Apple - AppStore or for Androids from the Google Play Store. We strongly recommend creating a “LooK PASS” account prior to your flight to PNG, also noting that establishing the account requires you to verify a link sent to your chosen email address. Tests conducted on arrival are rapid tests.
You can read the full directives in detail below, please read carefully so you are fully aware of ALL the requirements for entry.
As requirements are constantly changing, it is the traveller's responsibility to comply with their home destination and their transit requirements. Some countries no longer require testing like Australia & Singapore - you can proceed directly to check in as long you as you comply with any other requirements of your destination country like proof of vaccination.
From 25th April 2022, the pre-departure testing facility at the Port Moresby International Airport will cease at the airport for all flights. All passengers should proceed directly to the Departures Check in through the Main Terminal Entrance. If travelling to Hong Kong or Manila, or transiting to a country that still requires a negative certificate you must bring the certificate to the airport with you. The certificate must be issued by a Doctor and include at least the following information 1. the date and time of the test; 2. the name of the individual tested, as stated in the passport; 3. at least one other personal identifier such as date of birth or passport number; 4. the type of test conducted; 5. the brand and make of the test; 6. that the specimen for the test was collected, and the test was carried out, by or under the supervision of a Doctor; 7. the result of the test (such as ‘negative’ or ‘not detected’); 8. the signature of the Doctor providing the certificate, as well as their Authority to Practice Number.
For passengers transiting onto flights to other international destinations, you may be asked for evidence that your destination does not require a pre-departure test at time of check-in. Air Niugini recommends checking for latest information at https://www.airniugini.com.pg/international-travel-restrictions-and-requirements/ and bringing a screen shot of your destinations requirements with you to check-in. Countries that do not require pre-departure tests include, Australia, Singapore, the UK, EU, Scandinavia , Canada, Brazil, South Africa. Countries requiring pre-departure Rapid tests include USA, NZ and Indonesia. Countries requiring pre-departure PCR tests include Malaysia, Japan, China, Hong Kong and South Korea. This information is rapidly changing and passengers must check on the latest requirements. Passengers departing internationally from PNG are reminded that they cannot be checked in without a certificate of vaccination valid for travel. Vaccination Certificates valid for international travel includes (amongst others) the PNG International Certificate of Covid Vaccination (ICCV), the WHO yellow card, the Australian Covid-19 Digital Vaccination Certificate, as well as compliant certificates issued by other countries. Passengers travelling to Australia are reminded they are required to complete a new “document” being the Australian Digital Passenger Declaration (or DPD). The DPD is a mobile phone App and available for download at the Apple iPhone Store for iPhone, and Google Store for Android phones, by searching Australia DPD