On 11 March, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic.
Samoa declares State of Emergency to come into effect on 22nd March 2020
in exceptional circumstances approved by Cabinet, all international travel to and from Samoa by plane are ceased.
19 November 2020, Samoa recorded its first potential case of COVID-19. The case was detected at the border and while in managed isolation and test samples are being sent to New Zealand for confirmation. See here for further information on the Samoan Sailor Reconfirm Test Schedule. Samoa still has no recorded community transmission of COVID-19.
On the 8th December 2020 the Samoan Government announced via Press Conference that the two historical cases identified at the border have now tested negative and are now cleared.
The current State of Emergency in Samoa requires that all international borders remain closed until further notice. Samoa remains free of COVID-19 and we hope to be able to welcome you back once it is safe. For any travellers who have already purchased international travel arrangements are advised to contact their booking agents for further information.
Airports, Flights & Cruiseships
Except in exceptional circumstances approved by Cabinet, all international travel to and from Samoa by plane are ceased. Repatriation of Samoan citizens to Samoa from American Samoa and vice versa may be possible via Samoa Airways. Mandatory COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements are in effect. For more information, please contact the Ministry of Health.
All boats and ships are prohibited access except in particular circumstances.
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