From Friday 26th March, all passengers travelling from Port Moresby to Singapore, Hong Kong and Manila will be required to provide evidence of a negative COVID Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at time of check-in.
This is already a requirement for all flights to Australia. Passengers who do not produce evidence of a negative test will not be able to board their flight.
The PCR test must be conducted within three days of the scheduled flight departure.
These PCR tests can be completed in Port Moresby for a fee with results provided quickly. Other types of test such as the rapid (or Gen-X test) are not acceptable.
Air Niugini continues to operate the six flights per week to Brisbane, four flights per week to Singapore, and twice weekly to Manila.
From 28th March flights to Hong Kong and Cairns will each increase to twice weekly, while once weekly direct flight to Sydney will resume on Monday.
Regular flights to other international destinations such as Honiara, Port Vila and Nadi remain suspended due to international border restrictions.