Samoa removes COVID-19 test requirement for inbound travellers
Acting Prime Minister Hon. Tuala Tevaga Ponifasio announced on 22nd September the removal of the pre-departure requirement for a supervised COVID-19 RAT for travellers bound for Samoa.
The updated Travel Advice issued by the Ministry of Health outlines that:
All Covid-19 Travel Restrictions are lifted and
All Passengers and Crew are no longer required to take a pre-departure test or show proof of vaccination.
According to the latest situational report from the Ministry of Health issued on 11th September, case numbers continue to trend lower and between 92% and 94% of the target population are fully vaccinated.
Prior to the announcement, pre-departure entry requirements included either a supervised RAT within 24-hours of departure or PCR within 48-hours of departure. The easing comes nearly two months after Samoa reopened its borders to international travellers on August 1st.
Pativaine Petaia-Tevia, CEO of Samoa Tourism Authority, says, “We welcome the easing of restrictions for all international guests. Since our borders reopened in August, we’ve enjoyed welcoming travellers, friends and family safely back to the country.”
“Throughout the pandemic, we have continually reassessed health and safety measures to keep our communities safe, with the last two months proving Samoa can welcome international tourism back to its shores with confidence.”
For more information, visit Official Travel Updates | Samoa Tourism Authority.