Cabinet scraps Covid-19 mandates, Samoa fully open for travellers


The Samoa Government has removed all its Covid-19 restrictions for travels into the Country. This was announced by Acting Prime Minister Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio. 

“Cabinet at its meeting of the 21st September 2022 has decided to remove all restrictions and related conditions from its current travel advisory to allow for the full opening of its borders. 

“These include removing mandatory PCR or RAT results for Covid-19, as criteria to travel to Samoa.  “Removing of the need to present evidence of vaccination such as vaccination cards as criteria to travel to Samoa. 

“Also the ceasing of testing on arrival at the Faleolo International Airport or any other port of entry into Samoa,” said Tuala. 

Samoa started its restrictions in March 2020 when borders were closed, however last month the Government reopened its borders to international travellers. 

Tuala said the Government will enforce the completion of health arrival cards and a full applying of its related penalties and fees for false declarations. 

 “We are encouraging complying with general health hygiene practices including wearing off face masks when necessary and for this travel advisory to be effective from Thursday 22nd of September 2022.”