Suspension Of Torres Strait Traditional Border Crossing

Controller of the PNG National Pandemic Response David Manning issued Measure No.12 under the National Pandemic Act 2020 on the suspension of Torres Strait traditional border crossing.

Manning said the traditional border crossing arrangements established under the Torres Strait Treaty are suspended as of May 4th 2022. 

He added that a person can only cross the border in the event of medical emergencies, natural disasters and emergencies at sea.

Authorized Officers have been placed to monitor the traditional border crossing areas in Western Province.

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