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Notices to Travelers to Australia : Australian Government Make Changes to Travel Requirements

Those Pacific Islanders travelling to Australia, take note of the following notices. 

The Australian Government has announced changes to the requirements for travel to Australia. 

All passengers travelling to Australia will at some point be required to provide evidence of a negative PCR test at time of check-in. 

Air Niugini Airbus

At present there is still not yet a requirement for this PCR test for flights to Australia, but the Australian Government will advise when this will come into effect

Airlines in the Pacific have been notified by Australian Authorities. According to Papua New Guinea's airline Air Niugini, travelers travelling with the airline  will be provided this information as soon as they  are notified.   

The airline says, these PCR tests can be completed in Port Moresby at PIH and St John for a fee with results provided quickly. 

It is probable there are also other service providers in PNG also able to do these PCR tests for passengers to Australia as well.  

Other types of test such as the rapid (or Gen-X test) are not acceptable.

The Australian Government has also mandated that all passengers must wear a mask on all flights to Australia.  Failure to comply comes with significant penalties. 

Air Niugini will continue to operate the five flights per week to Brisbane and the Monday flight to Cairns.   

However these new restrictions also include very significant reductions in the number of passengers allowed to be uplifted to Australia.

Consequently based on the number of passengers already booked, Air Niugini has had to close all the Port Moresby to Brisbane and Cairns flights for any additional sales from 15th January out to 15th February.

Statement/ WhatsGoodPacific  Photo by : Air Niugini 

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