Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Entry to Samoa
Samoa’s international borders are open to all Samoans, and foreign contracted workers with resident permits. The borders will open to all from 01 August 2022.
Health travel requirements to enter Samoa can be found on the Samoan Ministry of Health website.
In these exceptional circumstances, travelers including crew are now required to be fully vaccinated before entry into Samoa with any vaccine pre-qualified by WHO. For further details please see https://www.health.gov.ws/
All international cruise ships and yachts will not be granted entry into Samoa.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 status
Samoa has not yet confirmed that it will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. You should follow the entry rules for unvaccinated people. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
All those intending to travel should contact the government of Samoa Ministry of Health well in advance of travel as the Government will take decisions on a case-by-case basis for as long as travel is restricted to those permitted to use the repatriation flights.
Regular entry requirements
Visas are not needed for stays of up to 60 days. As a visitor you must have an onward or return ticket and a valid visa (if needed) for the next country to which you’re travelling. Requests for an extension of your stay must be made to the local Immigration Office. Further information on entry requirements can be found on the Samoa Immigration Department’s website.
A visa is needed for visits of longer than 60 days. Applications for visas can be made at Samoa’s overseas missions in Brussels, Wellington, Auckland, Canberra or New York, or to the Immigration Office at the Prime Minister’s Department (PO Box L1861, Apia, Samoa).
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Samoa.
Yellow fever certificate requirements
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.
All visitors (including children over 11 years) need to pay a departure tax of $ST 40.