Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Samoa’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) guidance on foreign travel insurance.

The tropical cyclone season normally runs from November to the end of April. Flooding can occur. Monitor local and international weather updates from World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the Samoa Meteorology Division website or the Fiji Meteorological Service website. See our tropical cyclones page for advice about what to do if you’re caught up in a tropical cyclone.

Most visits to Samoa are trouble-free but incidents of petty theft do happen from time to time.

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 not 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.