This applies to all visitors arriving by air or by sea.
All travellers are required to present a valid passport and declare all restricted or prohibited biosecurity risk items including food, plants and animal products.
On arrival at Faleolo International Airport, follow the signs and be prepared to present your passport at immigration before collecting your luggage. Your bags may be checked by quarantine officers.
All visitors arriving by cruise ship are required to adhere to normal immigration procedures. Please follow the instructions of your cruise ship crew.
Visiting yachts are required to contact the Samoa Port Authority to notify them of their ETA. Please allow at least two days' notice prior to arriving in Apia for immigration, customs, health and quarantine clearance. Permission must be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Apia if you wish to sail to other islands in Samoa. Read more about sailing to Samoa.
Visitors to Samoa aren't required to obtain an entry permit for stays of less than 60 days.
Travellers must have a return or onward ticket and passports must be valid for six months or more at the time of entry into the country.
If your visit is for more than 60 days, you must apply for a permit to enter the country from your nearest Samoa Consulate General, High Commission or Embassy in New Zealand, Australia, New York, Tokyo, Beijing and Belgium.
Permit extensions in Apia are handled by Samoa Immigration.
The duty free allowance to bring into Samoa is two litres of alcohol, wine or spirits and 200 cigarettes per person.
Firearms, ammunition, explosives, drugs and indecent publications of any kind are prohibited.
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