COVID-19 Information

Updated March 24th, 2020. Samoan Government Statement: ***EFFECTIVE 21 March 2020*** The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has declared a 15-day National State of Emergency, effective 21 March 2020 – 4 April 2020 in response to the novel coronavirus threat. March 22 amendments include: Suspension of flights between Samoa and Australia until further notice and …

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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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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Samoa (September 5, 2018)

Location:  Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, Event: Tropical Cyclone Season in the South Pacific Ocean begins November 1, 2018 and ends on April 30, 2019.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in tropical cyclone-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. Actions to Take: Visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center for the 2019 Hurricane …

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