Friday, 19 August 2016

PNG now offers free visa-on-arrival for Australians

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Great news for expedition cruisers - Australian passport holders can now secure a 30 day, free tourist visa on arrival in Papua New Guinea. The change in visa requirements was decided by the National Executive Council and it is the first time this option has been available to Australian visitors.

Chief Executive Office of Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA), Jerry Agus, said he is delighted by the news and sees this decision as an important step forward for the PNG tourism industry.

“We whole-heartedly welcome this news and believe that by simplifying the process and allowing visas to be granted upon arrival at no cost, will entice more Australians to visit one of their closest neighbours,” Mr Agus said.

Pic: Watam (Sepik) villagers perform for cruise guests (R Eime)