State of emergency controller David Manning has advised that with effect from this week:
• There are no limitations on any domestic travel.
• For international inbound travel, from Australia (excluding Victoria), New Zealand, and most of the Pacific Islands, inbound passengers now only have to home-isolate for seven days. Where segregating at home is not possible, inbound passengers still need to hotel quarantine for seven days.
• Passengers arriving from other international locations still need to quarantine at a hotel for 14 days.
• All inbound international passengers still need to complete a negative PCR Covid-19 test within seven days before travel.
• All inbound international passengers coming into PNG still need to get controller approval in advance. Passengers transiting Port Moresby to Australia or to other locations do not need to get controller approval.
• Air Niugini has now had its passenger cap into Brisbane increased to 50 passengers per flight, and with no limit into Cairns.
"Air Niugini continues to fly to Brisbane (five times a week), Singapore (four times a week), and Cairns (once a week). Due to quarantine requirements in Nadi, Port Vila, and Honiara there are presently no scheduled flights to Fiji, Vanuatu, or the Solomon Islands. Air Niugini expects to announce the restart of scheduled flights to Hong Kong and Manila shortly.
"Passengers will continue to be temperature tested upon entering all airport terminals, provided a face mask at check-in, and will need to fill in the passenger contact tracing form at check-in and the health form while on-board. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there is presently no in-flight catering provided on flights," Air Niugini said.