Incoming passengers from American Samoa must meet travel requirements


Incoming travelers from American Samoa must meet new guidelines for inter Samoa travel.


For travelers to Apia, the new guidance says that the prospective traveler registers with the Samoa Consulate Office in Fagatogo. Only the Consulate approves passengers allowed entry into Samoa. “There are no exceptions to this requirement,” the guidelines said.


Samoa News reports that for Covid testing, a negative PCR test is required to be taken within 48 hours of departure.

The lab result must be presented in hard copy on arrival in Samoa. After taking the COVID test, the traveler is to proceed to a confirmed flight with Samoa Airways.


However, if the test result is positive and a ticket was already issued, the traveler is advised to immediately contact Samoa Airways to rebook the flight reservation.


At check-in at the airport, a hard copy of the vaccination card, lab result, and medical clearance must be presented at check-in and on arrival in Apia.


Electronic documents on phones or other electronic devices — including email “is not acceptable”, the guidelines said.

It also says that all passengers entering Samoa will go into quarantine for at least 10-days or as determined by the Ministry of Health.