Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Samoa?

+331 New COVID cases in Samoa
0 New COVID deaths in Samoa
93.36% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 19 October 2021

Basic facts about Samoa

Samoa is a country located in Polynesia. The capital of Samoa is Apia and the most spoken language is Samoan. The national currency in Samoa is Samoan tālā (WST).

What taxi apps are available in Samoa?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Samoa. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Samoan tālā (WST)Official currency
1 EUR~2.73 WST
1 USD~2.58 WST

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Samoa?

There is one common plug type used in Samoa:

Type I 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Samoa?

Currently, citizens of 28 countries can enter Samoa without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Samoa?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Samoa.

Data last reviewed on: 19 October 2021

Is it safe in Samoa?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 18, 2022, the risk level for Samoa was changed to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.

Emergency phones in Samoa

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police
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