Foreign travel advice



There’s no resident British diplomatic mission in Samoa. Emergency consular services are provided by the British Honorary Consul. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British High Commission in Wellington in the first instance.

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

Cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 3 months. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

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.