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 ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: updated guidelines for travelers entering Samoa

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, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Samoa lockdown extended due to COVID-19

UPDATE: 01/28/22: The Government of Samoa announced that the country will move to COVID-19 Level 2 effective at 18:00 local time on Friday, January 28.   Under Level 2, government offices and businesses will be allowed to reopen.  All persons must wear a mask while in public and carry proof of vaccination.  Gatherings of more than ...
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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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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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PPE Samoa bound

A shipment of U.S. government-funded medical supplies takes to the water this afternoon bound for Apia. Ambassador Scott Brown, U.S. Ambassador to the Independent State of Samoa says he was honored to have the opportunity to assist with packing out the shipment. “The PPE we’re sending includes nearly 100,000 pairs of gloves, tens of thousands of masks, ...
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