Travellers from Am. Samoa are no longer required to show proof of MMR vaccination


Ministry of Health has amended its travel advisory where travellers are not required to show proof of vaccination. 

The travel advisory was put in place due to the ongoing emergence of different Infectious Diseases of International Concern (e.g. Measles, COVID-19, Monkeypox, Dengue etc. etc) with imminent global spread realizes the need for vigilance at our international borders.

The Ministry of Health strongly advises that all travellers to Samoa ensure that required vaccinations are up to date, especially for children below 5 years of age.

While vaccination proof is no longer required but upon Arrival into Samoa, passengers are strongly advised to wear face masks at all times and take precautionary and preventative measures within the first seven days of arrival. 

“If you are experiencing any signs and symptoms such as fever, dry cough, redness or swelling in eyes or eyelids or watery eyes; sensitivity to light; runny nose, sneezing, the reddish-brown rash that starts from the head and spreads throughout the whole body; feeling of tiredness and body aches, and loss of appetite, please seek medical attention immediately.

“Passengers with the above signs and symptoms must submit to a Nasal pharyngeal Swab for PCR testing upon request by Health Officials at the Airport.

“Inform the Healthcare worker (Doctor, Nurse etc) of your recent travel history if you fell ill while in Samoa.

The Ministry of Health appreciates your full cooperation and patience as we work together in preventing the spread of and minimizing the impact of infectious diseases in Samoa.”