Important COVID-19 travel guidance
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.
This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.
From 24 July, Samoa is exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
Travel to Samoa is subject to entry restrictions
- Only permanent residents and essential workers are permitted to enter Samoa at this time
- The Samoan Government has announced that, with effect from 26 March, all international travel to and from Samoa by plane will cease until further notice.
See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.
Preparing for your return journey to the UK
If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:
Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.
If you’re planning travel to Samoa, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
Most visits to Samoa are trouble-free but incidents of petty theft do happen from time to time.
UK health authorities have classified Samoa as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
Roads often cross small streams; you should avoid driving at night outside built up areas. See Road travel
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Samoa, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.