Passengers from India banned to enter PNG


April 30, 2021 - 873 views

The Commissioner of Police and Controller of the PNG COVID-19 National Pandemic Response, David Manning, has banned all passengers coming out from India effective today.

The directive was made in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19 in India and the emergence of the Indian Variant of COVID-19.

According to the directive, no person is permitted to board an aircraft or ship bound for PNG from any foreign point of departure or airport if that person has been in the Republic of India in the past 21 days prior to the day the vessel or aircraft departs on its journey to PNG.

Mr Manning said, any person that fails to adhere to this direction shall be deemed to have committed an offence under the National Pandemic Act 2020.

Also, a person or organization that allows a person to board an aircraft bound for PNG in breach of this direction shall be deemed to have committed an offence under the National Pandemic Act 2020.

Mr Manning said this directive will remain in force during the period of the declaration of the pandemic or revoked by the Controller.

Picture by TTG Asia

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