Foreign travel advice

Samoa

Summary

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’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 Zika virus have been reported in 2015 and 2016. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Seek advice from a health professional if you have any further questions or concerns.

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.