Some passengers not adhering self isolation policies


On the 14 of May the Samoa Government amended its restrictions and waived the mandated managed isolation quarantined period and passengers are to self-isolate at home up to seven days.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by Acting Director General, Dr Glen Fatupaito.

Passengers are no longer required to be in managed quarantined but they are required to report into the Ministry of Health the results of their rapid antigen tests on the third and seventh day.

Passengers must have “regular medical checks including Covid-19 tests at nearby hospital or clinic on day three and day seven of arrival and report to the Ministry of Health.

“Failure to comply to these conditions and requirements will result in a fine of $2,000 or more.”

There are reports from health officials that some passengers on the last two flights from Fiji and New Zealand are not complying with mandates from the Ministry of Health to report in the results of their rapid antigen tests.

According to health officials the flight from Fiji had 124 passengers and only 56 people have reported in their three days RAT results.

While the flight from New Zealand where there were 264 passengers, 95 people have submitted their results but not the rest.

Efforts to get comments from the Chairman of the Disaster Advisory Committee Agafili Shem Leo and Acting DG Dr Fatupaito have been unsuccessful as of press time.