Health Alert: Changes to U.S. Testing Requirements

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (04 December 2021) Location: Worldwide Event: On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two traveling to the United States. Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual traveling to the United …

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United States Government supports Solomon Islands with COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines through the COVAX Facility

Honiara, Solomon Islands, November 16, 2021 – Today, Solomon Islands received the 100,620 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines from the United States Government through the COVAX Facility – a partnership co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO), with UNICEF as the key …

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United States Provides $4 Million U.S. Dollars to Support Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 Surge Response

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea — Today, the U.S. government—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—announced $4 million U.S. dollars in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Papua New Guinea as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act.  This emergency funding will support the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) as they battle the …

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New U.S. Travel Vaccination Requirements

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (November 2, 2021) Location: Worldwide On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a …

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Health Alert: Update to Quarantine Requirement; “High-Risk” Provinces Designated

Papua New Guinea’s National Control Centre (NCC) announced updated quarantine requirements for incoming travelers and implementing restrictions for three “high-risk” provinces.   Effective immediately, travelers who are fully vaccinated and coming from a country that is not deemed to be “high-risk” (currently India and the Philippines) will be able to enter Papua New Guinea without …

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Papua New Guinea Travel Advisory Updated – July 25, 2018

Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to crime, civil unrest, and a polio outbreak. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory . Do Not Travel To: The Southern Highlands Province and Hela Province due to civil unrest. Reconsider travel to: Areas near the Panguna mine in Bougainville due to civil unrest. The …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Port Moresby – July 13, 2018

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Port Moresby – July 13, 2018 Location: Papua New Guinea On July 12, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a Level 2 Travel Warning for Papua New Guinea (PNG) regarding the recent outbreak of Polio in the Morobe Province. The recent World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Polio Eradication Initiative announcements also list PNG as a Polio outbreak country. Actions to Take: The …

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Two Successfully Complete U.S. Sponsored e-Health Training in Thailand

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is happy to announce that two trainees from the National Department of Health of have successfully completed the recent e-Health Knowledge and Skills (GEEKS) program in Thailand. HIV/AIDS National Surveillance Officer, Joe Parak and IT Systems Analyst Pius Kalambe were among 150 participants from two other countries …

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U.S. & PNG participate in successful HIV and AIDS Program Review meeting in Bangkok

Joint efforts in the fight against HIV and AIDS will continue between the U.S. Embassy’s health teams – Center for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Agency for International Aid (USAID), and their Papua New Guinean partners at the National Department of Health and in the international community within Papua New Guinea. This follows a three-day …

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