Message for U.S. Citizens – Samoa goes into lockdown due to COVID-19

The Government of Samoa has announced a full lockdown for all of Samoa effective at 18:00 on January 22.   The move is in response to 15 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases.  All positive cases are currently in isolation.  During the lockdown, all residents are advised to remain at home and only essential services will be operating.  The lockdown will …

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CDC COVID-19 Test update. United States Travel Requirements

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Apia Samoa 06 December, 2021. On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before they board their flight to the …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  01/22/22 COVID-19 Information: UPDATE 1/22/22 For U.S. Citizens: The Government of Samoa has announced a full lockdown for all of Samoa effective at 18:00 on January 22.   The move is in response to 15 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases.  All positive cases are currently in isolation.  During the lockdown, all residents are advised to remain at home …

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Embassy closed – Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24

U.S. citizens residing in Samoa are advised that U.S. Embassy Apia will be closed on Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24 in accordance with a national lockdown announced by the Government of Samoa.  The national lockdown will be implemented to allow the Government of Samoa to conduct a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign.  U.S. Embassy …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Citizens Advised to Avoid Area Around Parliament Through Friday, September 17, 2021

Message for U.S. Citizens: Citizens Advised to Avoid Area Around Parliament Through Friday, September 17, 2021. Samoa’s Parliament is scheduled to convene throughout this week and there may be associated marches or demonstrations.  U.S. citizens in Samoa are advised to avoid the area around Parliament House through September 17. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs 

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)   Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Cyclone Season

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Apia (October 30, 2020) Location: Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. Event: Tropical Cyclone Season in the South Pacific begins November 1, 2020 and ends on April 30, 2021.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in tropical cyclone-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. Actions …

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Proclamation from The White House on the Coronavirus

From Whitehouse.gov Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation.  If you reside in China, have traveled to China recently, or intend to travel to China …

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Message for U.S. Citizens/Nationals Regarding Samoa Travel Advisory and Restrictions in Relation to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

U.S. Embassy Apia, Samoa Message for U.S. Citizens/Nationals Regarding Samoa Travel Advisory and Restrictions in Relation to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus January 31, 2020 The Independent State of Samoa (Samoa) instituted a travel advisory and restrictions for all travelers entering Samoa.  Please see this link for exact guidance and the most up to date information, …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Apia (January 7, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Apia (January 7, 2020) Location: Samoa Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Consulate General will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a …

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U.S. Embassy Closure on Wednesday, December 24, 2018

U.S. Embassy Closure on Wednesday, December 24, 2018 The President has issued an Executive Order to close Federal offices and excuse all Federal employees from duty for the scheduled workday on Monday, December 24, 2018. The Department of State and all annexes, both domestically and overseas, will be closed for normal business on December 24, …

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