Necessary requirements for all travellers to Samoa
Beautiful Samoa in further prioritising safety for all its visitors and residents, continue to enhance its health measures to ensure a safe and swift passage for all. Health officials in their latest Advice are reassuring all and have clarified necessary requirements for travelers.
1. A Special Health Declaration From is required to be filled out by all travelling passengers inflight or on arrival;
2. Compulsory screening of all arriving passengers to Samoa is still in effect at all ports;
3. All Travellers originating FROM or TRANSITING through:
- a.Mainland CHINA,
- b. HONG KONG,
- c. MACAU,
- d. JAPAN,
- e. SINGAPORE,
- f. THAILAND
Must spend at least 14 days self-quarantine at country of last port that is free of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and must undergo medical clearance within three (3) days prior to final route to Samoa.
This must be their final stop before travelling to Samoa.
In the event traveller arrives within the 14-day period as noted above, he or she will be returned to the country of last Port before arrival into Samoa.
4. All Travellers Originating From or Transiting through the listed countries and States in the table below are required to undergo medical examination by a Registered Medical Practitioner within three (3) days before ARRIVAL. This medical clearance is required for check-in prior to issuing of boarding passes.
5. Updated list will be available every week on the Government of Samoa and Ministry of Health websites http://www.samoagovt.ws and https://www.health.gov.ws depending on New Information available.
6. All sea port entries will be screened at the quarantine buoy before the vessel docks at the wharf.
All Travellers out of Samoa:
All persons intending to travel to China and any country affected by the Coronavirus are strongly recommended to postpone travel arrangements unless necessary.
Preventive measures should be adhered to and all are to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the Coronavirus which include: fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
A detailed ‘TRAVELLER MEDICAL ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT’ has also been published on the abovementioned websites http://www.samoagovt.ws, https://www.health.gov.ws.
For more information - contact Tagaloa Dr. Robert Thomsen of the Ministry of Health on Phones: (+685) 665-03 and (+685) 767-6015