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Samoa Travel Restrictions

57.31% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 57.31% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Samoa.

Samoa entry details and exceptions

Travelers will be assessed on a case-by-case basis before granted entry. Travelers are advised to communicate with the Samoa Health Authorities, 21 days before their planned travel at enquiries@health.gov.ws or samoahealth.travelenquiries@gmail.com. These travel restrictions do not apply to Samoan citizens, permanent residents, essential workers and exceptional circumstances approved by Cabinet.


Outgoing travel to SamoaTravelling from New Zealand to Samoa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Samoa.

Details and exceptions

This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years. Travelers from New Zealand or American Samoa may be exempt.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Samoa.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed 72 hours before departure to Samoa.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Samoa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Samoa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Samoa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Samoa

Masks:Required on public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Samoa. Please check the official guidelines from Samoa for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Samoa.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Samoa.

  • Mask usage in Samoa is required on public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Samoa are closed. Bars in Samoa are closed.

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