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Samoa’s International Borders are still closed under State of Emergency (SOE).

Flights in to Samoa are considered under special circumstances requiring certain conditions. As of today Samoa is COVID19 Free and we wish to eliminate any potential risk for COVID19 to be introduced into Samoa. We cannot at this stage rule out any exposure you may have had in the last few days and even exposure during the flight to Samoa.

This travel advisory and information sheet is to inform you prior to your arrival into Samoa.

The Ministry of Health appreciates your full compliance and patience on arrival as you may experience long delays.

❗ALL TRAVELERS

• All are required to complete the Health Declaration Card inflight.

• All are required to have a COVID19 test done within  three days before arrival

• All are required to undergo medical examination by a Registered Medical Practitioner within (3) days before ARRIVAL.

❗You WILL NOT be permitted to board the plane;

 if you have a positive COVID19 test or

 COVID19 test NOT Done or

 medical clearance report/certificate   NOT DONE or

 you have any of the following  symptoms:

• Cough, Fever, Sore throat,

Flu like symptoms

• Hard copies of COVI019 test and a medical report should be presented on arrival to health officers.

• Failure can result in no board or entry denied and will be returned to last port where you boarded the flight to Samoa.

• You will be quarantined for 14days upon arrival into Samoa ata designated location.

• You must bring your own personal necessities e.g. soap, tooth brush, tooth paste etc., to last for 14 days of quarantine.

• Passengers are advised to check in 1 piece of luggage (required weight 23kg) when boarding.

• You are not allowed to bring any additional packages/parcels for delivery upon arrival into Samoa to family members etc.

❗Ministry of Health will not be responsible or liable for any lost or misplaced items.

 If you have any known medical conditions, please ensure;

& you have enough supply of medication to last you 3 months

& inform Samoa Foreign Affairs and MOH of your conditions.

 You are responsible for the cost of any medications prescribed while in quarantine.

 You are not allowed to bring alcohol nor consume any alcohol on the quarantine sites.

 Passengers who are on special diets will be responsible for their own special dietary needs/meals.

 You are required to wear a face mask at all times during the flight and upon arrival.

 Elderly  Travellers   with   any  Chronic  Medical   Conditions   and  those  with   Special  Needs needing  assistance  must  be accompanied   by an adult  relative  in flight  and during  the  14- day quarantine   period.

 The cost of accommodation,    breakfast and lunch during quarantine   will be paid by the Government.   Dinner will be the passenger’s responsibility.

➡️Children and Infants

  All Children and infants less than 18 years SHOULD be accompanied   by a Parent or legal guardian.

 Parents are advised that all children’s immunizations   are up to date   esp. measles vaccination due to the recent outbreak   in Samoa.

 parent/Legal   guardian  travelling   with  an infant/child    MUST ensure  sufficient   supplies  of basic needs e.g. diapers,  wipes,  formula  etc. for the duration   of the quarantine.

Passengers transiting   through   from  COVID19  FREE Pacific  Island  Countries   listed  below  are  also required  to  comply  with  all requirements   as stated  above.  But they are required to provide proof of staying at their COVID 19 Free country for the   last 28 days or more prior to flying.

COVID 19 FREE PACIFIC ISLANDS COUNTRIES

Federal States of Micronesia

Nauru

Tonga

Kiribati

Palau

Tuvalu

Marshall Islands

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu

⚠️ALL SAMOAN PASSPORT HOLDERS AND SAMOAN   PERMANENT RESIDENTS REPATRIATING HOME MUST COMPLY WITH ABOVE REQUIREMENTS AND CONTACT SAMOA’S   MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE ⚠️

ALL OTHER PASSPORT HOLDERS TRAVELLING FROM COVID19 AFFECTED COUNTRIES MUST SUBMIT REQUEST FOR ENTRY APPROVAL BY GOVERNMENT OF SAMOA THROUGH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE.  EACH REQUEST WILL BE ASSESSED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS AND MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 15 WORKING DAYS BEFORE INTENDED TRAVEL.

There   are penalties   if the   conditions    of the quarantine    are breached.   This applies to both people leaving or going into quarantine.   Additional   information   will be provided   on your arrival.

Your compliance with the conditions listed herein is imperative to ensuring the safety of all who are travelling   and our people in Samoa. We endeavor to keep Samoa COVID-19-Free.

We pray for your safe travel to Samoa.

Director General  of Health.

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