Message for U.S. Citizens: COVID-19 Lockdown in Samoa

The Government of Samoa announced on April 4 that all of Samoa will move to COVID Alert Level 2 effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 5.  Under Level 2, businesses and government offices will be permitted to open from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Churches are allowed to reopen with a limit of 30 people, and funerals will be permitted with a maximum of 30 people.  All other gatherings are restricted to 15 people.  All schools remain closed, and children under the age of 12 are not allowed in public places.  Alert Level 2 will remain in place for two weeks through 11:59 p.m. on April 19.    Alert Level 2 will remain in place for two weeks through 11:59 p.m. on April 19.  For detailed information about the Samoan government’s response to COVID-19, visit the Government of Samoa and Samoa Ministry of Health websites and follow the Government of Samoa and Samoa’s Ministry of Health on Facebook.

In-person appointments at the U.S. Embassy in Apia will be unavailable through at least April 19.  All consular appointments will be suspended until further notice.  U.S. citizen and visa services will resume when circumstances allow.  For more information, contact our consular section at   Information about services and how to schedule an appointment can be found at  If you are a U.S. citizen with a life or death emergency that requires a consular service, please contact the number listed below.

Actions to Take

Visit the Department of State Covid-19 crisis page for the latest information.

Visit Samoan Government  and/or Samoa Ministry of Health for the most up to date information in Samoa.  If you have a COVID-19 related question, call Samoa’s COVID-19 helpline at 8006440.

Consult the CDC website for accurate, up to date information.

For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting or transmitting Covid-19, please read the CDC’s latest recommendations.  

Consult your airline, cruise line, or other travel operator regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

Visit the United States Embassy in Samoa website for updated information.

Visit the Department of Homeland Security website for the latest travel restrictions to the United States.

Visit the U.S. Department of State COVID-19 Answers Portal.


U.S. Embassy Apia

Beach Rd

Apia, Samoa

+(685) 21631 press 0 for the operator or extension 2222

State Department – Consular Affairs: 

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Samoa Country Information

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