International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Entry into Samoa From Cocos (Keeling) Islands is Restricted

Description

Most international travelers are not allowed to enter Samoa. Travelers will be assessed on a case-by-case basis before being granted entry. Travelers are advised to communicate with the Samoa Health Authorities, 21 days before their planned travel at [email protected] or [email protected]

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Samoan citizens;
  • Permanent residents;
  • Essential workers;
  • Exceptional circumstances approved by Cabinet.
Start Date
2/9/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Travelers must also provide proof of a blood serology for the COVID-19 antibody test taken 7 days before the first point of departure to Samoa.

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An additional RT-PCR test is required if transit time is more than 32 hours in transit at any port.

Vaccinated travelers must have a printed COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they received the vaccine at least 2 weeks before departure. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, and Pfizer-BioNTech. This vaccination requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 18.

Travelers from New Zealand or American Samoa may be exempt, please see the source for more details.

Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Description

Travelers are required to present a medical clearance form on arrival in Samoa. Medical clearance should be signed, stamped, and fully completed by a GP, a maximum of 120 hours before departure to Samoa, and presented in a hard copy on arrival.

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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day quarantine

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Description

All travelers are required to quarantine at locations approved by the government for at least 14 days.

Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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Mandatory

Temperature screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature and symptom checks are required for all passengers on arrival before they are transported to the quarantine locations.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory during travel

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Description

Travelers must wear masks at all times during the flight, on arrival, and while in quarantine.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Unknown
We have limited data on COVID-19 transmission in Samoa and can't assess the risk of traveling to this destination.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
0.00
Increased by0.00
at 9/18/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
48.48%
Increased by1.29%
at 9/14/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
97,032
Increased by2,591
at 9/14/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

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Last Checked
9/19/2021

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