The tropical cyclone season in the South Pacific runs from November 1 and lasts until April 30. Water levels can rise quickly during periods of heavy rain. See Natural disasters.

There is no resident British diplomatic mission in Samoa and the Honorary Consul position is currently vacant. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British High Commission in Wellington.

In an emergency you may be referred to the Australian or New Zealand High Commission in Apia.

Roads often cross small streams; you should avoid driving at night outside built up areas. See Road travel.

Most visits to Samoa are trouble-free but incidents of petty theft are fairly common.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.