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Oceania > Samoa: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Current trend: Recovered

Data updated on 2021-06-12

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Banned
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are not required

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Banned
Samoa’s international borders are currently closed under an ongoing State of Emergency, unless approved by the Samoan government due to exceptional circumstances, e.g. repatriation.

The Samoan Ministry of Health issued updated travel advice on 30 December 2020 which denies entry to travellers originating from or transiting the UK and South Africa. This is due to the emergence of a COVID-19 variant. See the Samoan Health Advisory website for further details, including a list of other countries from where entry will be denied.

The Samoan government announced that, with effect from 26 March 2020, all international travel to and from Samoa by plane will cease until further notice.

All international cruise ships and yachts will not be granted entry into Samoa.

Some countries in the region have also introduced travel restrictions to and from the Pacific islands. You should check specifics for any countries that might be involved in your travel when planning a trip to and/or from Samoa.

In this context, all travellers from outside of New Zealand must spend 28 days in New Zealand before onward travel to Samoa and must comply with all requirements. All passengers entering Samoa from New Zealand will be quarantined for 14 days at a designated facility.

Tests: Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.

Quarantine: Yes
Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Information updated on 2021-06-10.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
The Samoan government announced on 10 June that it was further relaxing restrictions brought in to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Under the new restrictions, some gatherings such as church services, village meetings, and non-contact sport events are permitted, with social distancing measures of 2 meters in place.

Markets have been allowed to reopen, although street vendors remain prohibited from selling on footpaths.

Restaurants and entertainment venues have also been allowed to reopen at reduced capacity, due to social distancing rules.

A ban on most gatherings and public activities remains in place on Sundays.

Mask use
Masks are not required

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 150 people banned.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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