PNG denies entry for January travellers to China

Papua New Guinea (PACNEWS) – Passengers who have travelled to China, since 31 January will be denied entry into the country.

Minister for Health, Jelta Wong by virtue of the powers under the Quarantine Act 1953 and of the Public Health Act 1973, had taken out a notice declaring no entry to those travelling in from China.

“Unless they have spent 14 days in a country outside of the designated region prior to arrival in PNG, proof of this is to be demonstrated through evidence of an entry stamp.

“This stamp must show more than 14 consecutive days outside of the designated region.

“This includes Chinese nationals, foreigners, PNG citizens and permanent residents.

“Failure to comply with this direction will result in the person being returned to their original port of departure,” the notice read.

This warning comes after the coronavirus issue was debated in Parliament last week.

Former prime minister, Peter O’Neill, warned that the country’s economy faces a major threat in the next 10 months, and treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey appealing for calm, while responding to opposition questions about the the budget.

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