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Last verified: Thursday, 1. October 2020 at 07:19 AM

Samoa Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Samoa

Local Situation: 4.3 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Samoa. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.3 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Samoa

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Samoa. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Samoa.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Samoa

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Samoa.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Samoa from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Samoa due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for Samoa due to COVID-19.   Samoa ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/samoa-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/samoa

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Samoa has closed its borders, except to returning citizens and residents. Samoan authorities have suspended flights between Samoa and Australia until further notice. Australians wishing to leave Samoa can register with the Australian High Commission at apia.admin@dfat.gov.au to receive information on flights out. We now advise you: Do not travel to Samoa.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/samoa

Individual rating changes for Samoa

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Samoa. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Samoa changed from 3.5 to 4.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Samoa to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Samoa changed from 3.3 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Samoa with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Samoa changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Samoa to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Samoa changed from 2.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Samoa to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Samoa changed from 1.0 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Samoa with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Samoa changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Samoa with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Samoa with a rating of 1.0.

Changes from August 29th 2019

The total rating for Samoa changed from 1.7 to 1.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Samoa to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -2.0).

About Samoa

Samoa with its capital Apia is a country in Oceania (Polynesia), slightly smaller than Rhode Island (2,944 km²). The country is located Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand. The climate can be described as tropical; rainy season (November to April), dry season (May to October). The landscape is two main islands (Savaii, Upolu) and several smaller islands and uninhabited islets; narrow coastal plain with volcanic, rocky, rugged mountains in interior. With a population of about 0.22 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Apia
Population less than one million
Size 2.944 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Rhode Island
Common languages English, Samoan
Currency Tala (short: WST)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1900
International phone prefix +685
Internet Top Level Domain .ws
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 WS
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 WSM
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 882

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Samoa is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • invasive species
  • overfishing
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • active volcanism
  • occasional cyclones
  • Savai'I Island (1,858 m), which last erupted in 1911, is historically active

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Samoa. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. auto parts
  2. building materials
  3. food processing

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cocoa
  3. coconuts
  4. coffee
  5. nonu
  6. taro
  7. yams

Samoan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Samoa.

Export products

  1. automotive parts
  2. beer
  3. coconut oil
  4. copra
  5. cream
  6. fish
  7. garments
  8. nonu
  9. taro

Import products

  1. equipment
  2. foodstuffs
  3. industrial supplies
  4. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Samoa?

Samoa is currently rated at 4,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Samoa.

Is it safe to travel Samoa in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,3) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Samoa. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Samoa?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Samoa.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Samoa?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Samoa. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Samoa.

What is the size of Samoa?

Samoa has a size of 2,944 km² or 1,137 mi² which is slightly smaller than Rhode Island.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.