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Samoa's Borders are Open to International Travellers

 

Flights to Samoa currently operate direct from Auckland with Air New Zealand, Sydney/Brisbane with Qantas, Nadi (Fiji) and Honolulu (Hawaii) with Fiji Airways.

 
Commencing 22nd September 2022:

The ongoing emergence of different COVID-19 variants AND other Infectious Diseases of International Concern (e.g. Monkeypox) with imminent global spread requires the need for precaution at our international borders. 

As per Cabinet Directive dated 22nd September 2022: 

1. All Travel restrictions for COVID-19 are now lifted.

2. All Passengers and Crew are no longer required to present vaccination cards/certificates or undergo pre-departure testing for COVID-19 before boarding.

3. Upon Arrival into Samoa:

    • All passengers are strongly advised to wear face masks at all times and continue to take precautionary and preventative measures within the first few days of arrival. Inform any healthcare provider if you feel ill if you have recently arrived into Samoa.
    • All passengers must truthfully complete the arrival Health declaration form in-flight and provide a valid local phone number and email/facebook address.
    • Any passenger found to have provided false information is liable to a fine.

The Ministry of Health appreciates your full cooperation and patience as we work together in minimizing the spread of COVID 19 in Samoa. 

Click here to download a copy of the updated travel advice.

 

Travel Entry Requirements

All foreign passport holders (except US Nationals of American Samoa) are issued a gratis ninety (90) days Visitor’s Permit upon arrival in Samoa, assuming that they meet the following requirements:

  • Have an onward (return) ticket;
  • Possess a passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months after the intended date of departure from Samoa;
  • Have a valid visa or permit for entry into the country to which they will travel from Samoa;
  • State accommodation arrangements;
  • Have documented evidence of sufficient funds for self-support;
  • Have no record or deportation from other countries;
  • Have no health problems that would pose a risk to Samoa;
  • Have no history of criminal charges resulting in a minimum of one year sentencing; and
  • Not appear on any alert or warning lists.

 

Extending a Visitor’s Permit

Persons wishing to extend their stay in Samoa beyond the ninety (90) days covered under the Visitor’s Permit must apply for an extension of their permit. All applications must be lodged at the Immigration Office in Apia before the Visitor’s Permit expires.