Papua New Guinea Welcomes Back Tourists

Papua New Guinea Welcomes Fully Vaccinated Travelers

On Tuesday the 15th of February, 2022, the National SOE Controller, Commissioner David Manning announced the re-opening of borders to tourists travelling into Papua New Guinea in compliance with travel entry requirements.

In expressing gratitude on behalf of the tourism industry of PNG, PNG Tourism Promotion Authority Chief Executive Officer, Eric Mossman Uvovo thanked the NCC and Department of Health for their strong control and mitigation efforts which have now brought us to this juncture. Warmly welcome the good news as it will now allow for tourists to come back to our beautiful country, and more importantly provide much needed economic relief to our struggling industry that has been hit hard with the onset of Covid-19 in 2020.

PNG Tourism Promotion Authority has also initiated the Safe Traveler Campaign to ensure tourism operators and businesses comply with health and safety protocols that are in line with the “Nuipela Pasin”. This initiative aims to boost consumer confidence to travel in and around PNG knowing that tourism operators and businesses your tour operator, accommodation provider etc., are certified, Safe Traveler operators.

CEO Uvovo commended the tourism industry associations for taking leading a collaborative effort between the private sector and TPA to ensure affiliated members of the respective associations adhere to the Safe Traveler guidelines and certification.

TPA will work closely with the tourism industry and other stakeholders in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition in the reopening of borders to tourists.

Mr Eric Mossman Uvovo, CEO, PNG Tourism Promotion Authority stated, “The pandemic is here to stay and we must learn to adapt and live as we continue to go into normalcy. We warmly welcome all our visitors to come to PNG, the land of a million different journeys. 

The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) is a statutory body wholly funded by the Government of Papua New Guinea and established under the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Act 1993. The ultimate goal of the PNGTPA is to market and promote Papua New Guinea to the world as a desirable travel destination. The PNGTPA is a proud member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the Pacific Asia Travel Association and the South Pacific Tourism Organization. 

Pngtpa Ceo Mr Eric Mossman Evovo 2

Mr Eric Mossman Uvovo, CEO, Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority.

For more information relating to the new travel measurers, please do visit the link:


Press Release:  PNG Tourism Promotion Authority
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Mr Eric Mossman Uvovo
Chief Executive Officer
Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority 

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