On February 7, Samoa’s Ministry of Health released updated guidelines for travelers entering Samoa. According to the new guidance, all passengers traveling from or transiting through the United States are not permitted to enter Samoa. The same restriction applies to passengers traveling from or transiting through South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Australia, and Fiji.
The updated travel guidance also bars any traveler from entering Samoa if that traveler has tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior six months.
American citizens residing in Samoa should be aware that any person who departs may not be permitted to reenter Samoa after traveling to or through a restricted country or if the traveler tests positive for COVID-19.
Actions to Take:
- For detailed information about Samoa’s travel restrictions, please visit the Samoa Ministry of Health’s Facebook page and website.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19.
- For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for country-specific information related to COVID-19.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions, including potential COVID vaccine or testing requirements for countries you are transiting through.
- Visit the U.S. Embassy Samoa webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Samoa.
U.S. Embassy Apia
+(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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