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COVID-19 Information for Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu
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This page was last updated January 23, 2023.

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Papua New Guinea

Entry and Exit Requirements

Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No. As of October 5, 2022, all COVID travel restrictions were lifted, including the requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No. As of August 5, 2022, no COVID-19 tests are required prior to or upon arrival.

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.

Exit Requirements and International Vaccination Certificate: Air Niugini and Qantas Airlines have policies requiring all international flight passengers to be fully vaccinated, regardless of destination or transit country requirements. Passengers vaccinated in PNG must have the yellow International Vaccination Certificate (issued by PNG National Department of Health and includes the traveler’s date of birth and passport number). Travelers can request an IVC by emailing scanned copies of their passport bio page and blue domestic vaccination card to intvaccinecertificate@gmail.com copying Ms. Martha Pogo martzpogo@gmail.com and Vienna Nonwo nonwovienna@gmail.com. It normally takes about 4 working days to process requests.

Quarantine Information

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No.

COVID-19 Testing

PCR and rapid antigen tests are available throughout Papua New Guinea at provincial and local health centers and at major hospitals and clinics. Results are provided in English and generally in hard copy. The cost of testing varies widely throughout the country.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Are vaccines available in Papua New Guinea for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes. Eligibility for vaccination includes all persons 18 years of age or older. U.S. citizens are advised to contact district and provincial health officials to inquire about and/or obtain vaccination services.

Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

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Solomon Islands

Entry and Exit Requirements

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes. All travelers age 18 and older must be fully vaccinated to enter the Solomon Islands. The final dose of the vaccination must be received four weeks prior to the travel date. See FlySolomons.com or Solomon Islands government websites for specific travel requirements and details.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No. Effective October 11, no tests are required for travel into Solomon Islands. See FlySolomons.com or Solomon Islands government websites for details.

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.

Quarantine Information

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No.

COVID-19 Testing

Community testing is largely incident-based and testing services are not widely available in all areas of the country. Contact the nearest provincial or local health office or hospital for additional information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Are vaccines available in Solomon Islands for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes. U.S. citizens should contact provincial and national health officials to inquire about availability of vaccination services.

Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

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Vanuatu

Entry and Exit Requirements

Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.

Quarantine Information

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No.

COVID-19 Testing

U.S. citizens should contact Port Vila Central Hospital for specific information as to whether or not a rapid or 24-hour result will be available. If not, U.S. citizens en route back to the United States may wish to consider a stopover in another country en route where a rapid test may be available.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Are vaccines available in Vanuatu for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes. U.S. citizens should contact provincial and national health officials to inquire about availability of vaccination services.

Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States

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