Samoa

Border Entry ⚠️ - Restrictions ⚠️
  • Entry Requirements

    • 🏠 Quarantine - ✅ Yes, quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

    • 📋 Test - 🔅 Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.

    • 😷 Masks - 🔅 Masks are not required

  • Internal Restrictions

    • 🎊 Events - ⚠️ Events of more than 150 people banned.

    • 🏔 Attractions - 🚫 Open

    • 🚎 Transportation - ✅ Operational

    • 🛒 Shopping - ✅ Open

    • 🍔 Restaurants - ⚠️ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

The Samoan government announced on 10 June that it was further relaxing restrictions brought in to limit the spread of COVID-19. Under the new restrictions, some gatherings such as church services, village meetings, and non-contact sport events are permitted, with social distancing measures of 2 meters in place. Markets have been allowed to reopen, although street vendors remain prohibited from selling on footpaths. Restaurants and entertainment venues have also been allowed to reopen at reduced capacity, due to social distancing rules. A ban on most gatherings and public activities remains in place on Sundays.

Internal Restrictions: March 26, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

The Samoan Government has announced a State of Emergency and from 26 March 2021, all international travel to and from Samoa by plane will stop until further notice unless approved by the Samoan Government due to exceptional circumstances, e.g. repatriation. In these exceptional circumstances, travelers including crew are now required to be fully vaccinated before entry into Samoa with any vaccine prequalified by WHO. For further details please see https://www.health.gov.ws/. International cruise ships and yachts will not be allowed entry into Samoa until a later date.

Border Restrictions: March 21, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Regulations

Published 03.05.2021 1.Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to passengers with an approval from the Cabinet of Samoa. 2. Passengers younger than 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 3. Passengers and airline crew must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. 4. Passengers must have a printed COVID-19 antibody test result issued at most 5 days before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to: - passengers arriving from Samoa (American); - passengers arriving from New Zealand. They must have been in New Zealand for more than 28 days; - passengers arriving from New Zealand. They must have completed 14 days of quarantine in New Zealand at most 32 hours before departure. 5. passengers and airline crew must have a printed COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they received the vaccine at least 2 weeks before departure. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen and Pfizer-BioNTech. Details can be found at https://www.health.gov.ws/ - This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years. 6. Passengers and airline crew must present a printed medical clearance form upon arrival. The form must be completed at most 120 hours before departure from the first embarkation point at https://www.health.gov.ws/ . 7. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found at https://www.samoagovt.ws/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SOE-ORDER-43_ENGLISH.pdf

Last Update: September 2, 2021

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