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August 5, 2020
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PNG Air to Operate as Normal with Strict COVID-19 Measures

Airline Company PNG Air will be operating business as usual during and after the 14-Day Lockdown in Port Moresby which came into effect today.

However strict measures including the wearing of facemasks, completion of individual travel forms, and social distancing measures will continue to be enforced.

In a statement released late this afternoon, the airline announced that those with valid reasons will be allowed to travel.

All intending Passengers who wish to travel by PNG Air must comply with the following measures:

• Completion of Individual Air Passenger Travel Form available at all PNG Air Sales Offices and have a valid reason for travel;
• Social Distancing at Check-in, Boarding, and disembarkation;
• Face Masks will be worn by passengers for the duration of the flight and disembarkation into the designated Terminals;
• Inflight Catering will not be served; therefore we recommend the passengers have a meal before your flight;
• PNG Air will continue to provide Hand Sanitizing and issuance of Face Masks at the Gate Checks.
Reasons for Travel:
• Students returning to their usual place of residence or returning to their educational institution (one-way tickets to be issued);
• Persons returning to their usual residence (one-way tickets will be issued);
• Essential Services;
• Essential business travel;
• Seeking medical assistance and medivac; and
• Emergency Transport, including but not limited to repatriation of a deceased person.
National Declaration of Health (NDOH) Forms will continue to be distributed and must be completed and presented upon arrival into your domestic port of travel. PNG Air will ensure to operate in a safe and compliant manner, adhering to advice from the PNG Government as per the Pandemic Measures issued to mitigate the risks in the spread against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
PNG Air encourages all to; stay safe, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands every day.
PNG Air appreciates your cooperation and support in managing the spread of COVID-19 in our Beautiful Country, Papua New Guinea.

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