Papua New Guinea News

June 15, 2020

Call for Australasia-South Pacific tourism ‘bubble’

The Australian representatives of four South Pacific nations have written to the prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand, asking for a tourism ‘bubble’ that it is hoped could eventually include cruises.
June 4, 2020

PNG extends State of Emergency for two weeks

Papua New Guinea's parliament has voted to extend the country's State of Emergency for two weeks.
May 28, 2020

Air Niugini Further Expands Domestic Services

Air Niugini will further expand domestic flights from next week in response to slowly recovering demand following the April lock down.
May 15, 2020

Virtual Consulting Lifeline Created to Help Struggling South Pacific Tourism Operators

High profile Solomon Islands dive tourism entrepreneur, Belinda Botha has stepped up with a timely and proactive helping hand to offer virtual business coaching advice to struggling South Pacific tourism operators - COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting.
May 13, 2020

SPTO Launches COVID-19 Recovery Strategy for Members

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has today launched the “SPTO COVID-19 Recovery Strategy”, which has been developed to guide and support the COVID-19 recovery efforts of SPTO and its members.
April 27, 2020

SPTO Member Countries’ Consolidated Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus 27th April 2020

As at 27th April 2020 and as per the official WHO website and information received from members the relevant stats for the Pacific are as follows.
April 8, 2020

State of Emergency extended in Bougainville

Parliamentarians in the Papua New Guinea autonomous region of Bougainville have agreed to extend a State of Emergency imposed last month to help combat Covid-19.
April 8, 2020

Air Niugini says it is only bringing cargo into the country on international flights

Air Niugini has issued a statement to correct many misconceptions by the general public that their inbound international flights do not carry passengers.
April 6, 2020

Pacific Forum triggers security declaration due to Covid-19

The Pacific Islands Forum countries have triggered their main security declaration as the region faces the coronavirus pandemic.
March 23, 2020

PNG and Solomons go into lockdown as Covid-19 response ramp up

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape has declared a national state of emergency and warned the public to prepared for a two-week national lockdown starting tomorrow.
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