PNG to ease visa-on-arrival policy for Australians

2:53 pm on 17 November 2015

Papua New Guinea's government will ease its visa-on-arrival policy for Australians next year.

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Photo: RNZI / Koro Vaka'uta

Last year, the government removed visa-on-arrival arrangements for Australian travellers, after Australia refused to grant the same arrangement for visiting Papua New Guineans.

But the Post Courier reports that special allowances will be made for Australians travelling to specially designated tourist zones.

The national planning minister, Charles Abel, says Australians visiting specially designated areas on specific flights will be issued a visa on arrival.

Mr Abel says the government is not stepping down from the visa issue, however, and a range of visa restrictions remain for Australians.

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