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Samoa Travel Restrictions

69,88% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Samoa.

Samoa entry details and exceptions

Travelers will be assessed on a case-by-case basis before granted entry. Travelers are advised to communicate with the Samoa Health Authorities, 21 days before their planned travel at enquiries@health.gov.ws or samoahealth.travelenquiries@gmail.com. These travel restrictions do not apply to Samoan citizens, permanent residents, essential workers and exceptional circumstances approved by Cabinet.


Outgoing travel to SamoaTravelling from South Africa to Samoa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Samoa.

Details and exceptions
This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years. Travelers from New Zealand or American Samoa may be exempt.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Samoa.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed 72 hours before departure to Samoa.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Samoa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Samoa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Samoa are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Samoa

Masks:Required on public transportation.

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