“The reactivating of the visa on arrival features for the MSG international locations is a crucial achievement for the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) and helps to revive worldwide journey preparations to pre-pandemic settings,” Deputy Prime Minister and Appearing Minister for Labour and Immigration, Hon. John Rosso, mentioned.
|Deputy Prime Minister and Appearing Minister for Labour and Immigration, Hon. John Rosso|
The Melanesian Spearhead Group is an alliance of Melanesian international locations. PNG shares shut private and enterprise ties with its Melanesian neighbours and bringing again the reciprocal visa on arrival preparations with the MSG has been a precedence for the ICA.
“Right this moment, PNG reactivates its reciprocal visa on arrival preparations permitting travellers from international locations inside the Melanesian Spearhead Group together with the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia to get pleasure from streamlined journey to PNG,” Minister Rosso mentioned.
PNG’s Chief Migration Officer Stanis Hulahau mentioned: ‘‘These preparations will assist to reunite households, facilitate enterprise engagements, and construct tourism alternatives all through Melanesia.”
Presently, visa on arrival solely applies to passport holders of nations inside the Melanesian Spearhead Group and can take away the necessity for these passport holders to use for a visa
earlier than travelling to PNG.
Minister Rosso mentioned: “PNG ICA plans to increase the visa on arrival program to international locations the place formal bilateral visa on arrival preparations exist, and different international locations which offer Papua New Guineans with reciprocal visa on arrival preparations together with different Pacific nations.”
He re-launched visa on arrival for international locations inside the Melanesian Spearhead Group on the PNG Immigration Headquarters in Port Moresby. The occasion was witnessed by representatives from the MSG, PNG Authorities officers, and the media.
The re-launch of the visa on arrival for the MSG follows the reactivation of the web visa auto grant system in August, and highlights the Marape-Rosso Authorities’s dedication by means of the ICA to enhance the turnaround time for purchasers, and encourage journey and enterprise.