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REDALERT

Travel Advice

Samoa's Borders have Re-opened to International Travellers

 

Pre-departure Entry Requirements:
  • Fully Vaccinated (12 years and above)
  • Proof of Vaccination
  • Negative Covid-19 Test (Supervised RAT within 24-hours before departure or PCR within 48-hours of departure)

1 - All Travelers age 12 years and above including flight crew are required to be fully vaccinated with the prescribed 2 doses preferably of vaccines pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Janssen-single dose, Moderna, Sinopharm. Sinovac. Covaxin. Novavax) before entry into Samoa;

2 - A legitimate vaccine certificate is required for boarding and a hard copy must be presented at check-in and upon arrival. Vaccine certificates in the form of electronic documents on phones or other electronic devices including email will not be accepted. Being fully vaccinated implies completion of the required prescribed doses as per vaccine used. All should have completed 2 weeks (14 days) post vaccination prior to travel. The vaccine certificate must be a Health Authority Approved Certificate/Card of country where vaccination took place and should contain at least the following information:

    • Name of Country
    • Name of person - should be the same as name on passport or birth certificate
    • National Identification/Registration Number if available
    • Address of Clinic and contact details
    • Name of Vaccine and Batch Number
    • Dates of Vaccination (must show dates of vaccination including dates of booster doses)
    • Name of Vaccinator (optional)
    • Health Institution Stamp if available

Passengers who have not been fully vaccinated or who fail to complete the 14 days after the second dose will be denied boarding.

3 - Passengers with special medical conditions that warranty exemption from COVID-19 vaccination must email surveillance@health.go.ws 30-days prior to planned travel date, attaching a written report from a registered medical officer stating reasons for exemptions. The Ministry reserves the right to deny boarding if it is not satisfied with the submitted medical report.

4 - Negative COVID-19 Test

A Negative Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) - (RT-PCR, NEAR, TMA, LAMP or SDA) by Nasal Pharyngeal Swab or Saliva test required to be taken within 48 hours of departure from originating airport for all passengers including children and infants as well as flight crew. The test result must have the testing laboratory or Clinic letter head and stamp. Any results received by email or presented as InBox are NOT accepted. The lab result must be presented in hard copy on arrival in Samoa.

or

A Supervised NEGATIVE Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) done within 24 hours before departure from Originating Airport. The RAT must be supervised by a registered Health Care professional with a signed written report to be presented at check in and on arrival into Samoa.

Transit passengers must repeat a supervised RAT before checking in again if transitting for more than 24-hours. Paasengers transiting directly without exiting any Airport are not required to repease a RAT test.

5 - Failure to provide a legitimate vaccination certificate and required NEGATIVE COVID-19 test will result in NO BOARDING or Denied Entry.

6 - All travellers are encouraged to have a booster dose done before travel to Samoa.

 

in-country

All passengers are required to wear face mask at all times.

Passengers must submit to a nasal swab for PCR testing or RAT test upon request by Health Officials at the Airport.

All passengers must complete the Health declaration form and provide a valid local phone number and email/facebook address.

AlI passengers are strongly encouraged to take precautionary and preventative measures within the first  few days of arrival.

All passengers are to arrange and have a supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) done at any public health facility (listed below) or private clinic within the first 3 days of arrival and report results to the Ministry of Health via email address surveillance@health.gov.ws. Self-Testing at home is NOT acceptable.

Upolu

Faleolo Health Centre

Lalomanu District Hospital

Leulumoega District Hospital

Lufilufi Health Centre

Poutasi District Hospital

Sa'anapu Health Centre

Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital

Savaii

Foailalo Dsitric Hospital

Malietoa Tanumafili Hospital

Safotu District Hospital

Sataua District Hospital

Satupaitea Health Centre

 

 

Any passenger with a POSITIVE test must self/home isolate for 7 days from the they date tested positive, with a repeat test done on day 7. If still positive, extend for another three days and repeat RAT test.

NOTE: ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH - THE USE OF OTHER LANGUAGE WILL RESULT IN DENIED BOARDING.

TRAVELLERS AND CREW ENTERING SAMOA MUST COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS NOTED. Your compliance with the conditions listed is imperative in ensuring the safety of all travellers and your families in Samoa. 

(Effective 1st August 2022)