PNG, Solomons citizens still stuck overseas
Port Moresby: Hundreds of Papua New Guineans remain stranded abroad, awaiting repatriation while restrictions on border entry remain in place.
It’s around a month since PNG closed its international borders except for authorised entry, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last month the government announced plans to repatriate a number of citizens, but there had been delays in the organisation of flights. EMTV reported Foreign Minister Patrick Pruaitch as saying government was yet to repatriate 781 citizens who remained stranded in 25 countries.