| NBC News
PORT MORESBY - Papua New Guinea is shutting down international flights amid Coronavirus fears.
Flights in and out of Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Sydney, Honiara and Nadi will cease next Sunday.
Prime minister James Marape said flights will be limited so as to only allow “controlled entry” from Brisbane, Cairns and Singapore.
Mr Marape said incoming passengers will require medical certification to show that they have undergone 14 days of isolation before arriving in PNG.
Initially, for one week, no inward passengers will be allowed to land except for specially credentialled personnel, like medical staff.
Outbound passengers will be allowed to fly as usual if they are accepted to pass border control at their destinations
Mr Marape said that Jackson's International is the only designated international airport for international flights.
There will be similar restrictions applied to four designated sea ports where similar checks will be conducted - Port Moresby, Lae, Madang and Kokopo.