Requirements for declaration form, vaccination proof scrapped


PEOPLE travelling to Australia no longer have to complete the Australia digital passenger declaration form, nor produce proof of Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination when checking in.
Likewise, PNG citizens who have chosen not to be vaccinated can travel from Australia to PNG and vice versa, according to Air Niugini.
“With the world now moving to relax many of the Covid-19 restrictions, this signals a return to the freedom to travel that we all enjoyed in the past,” said Paul Abbot, Air Niugini’s general manager commercial. “The removal of the proof of vaccination documents now frees up un-vaccinated travelers to move freely between PNG and Australia, with travel being just as seamless as prior to the Covid-19.
“Where passengers are transiting through Australia, they need to ensure that they are compliant with any proof of vaccination both for their onward airline, countries of transit and their final destination.
“For example, Qantas at present only uplifts passengers with evidence of being fully vaccinated.”
“Failure to meet these onward requirements may result in the onward airline refusing to uplift the passenger. Air Niugini will still require passengers to produce these necessary documents to support their travel at check-in in Port Moresby.”