Samoa travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Samoa with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Samoa.

Samoa travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Samoa with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Samoa - quick facts
Time difference UK +13 hours
Language(s) Samoan, English
Currency Samoan Tala
Electricity I plug (230V)
Driving side Left

Why visit Samoa?

Considering a holiday to the Samoa? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for beaches or culture to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

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Samoa weather

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The Samoa weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Apia.

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Samoa travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Samoa from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Samoa.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Samoa travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Samoa with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Samoa, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Samoa covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Samoa with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Samoa travel features

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Samoa FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Samoa including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Samoa due to Covid-19?

Samoa is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Samoa.

Check out Government of Samoa for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Samoa?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Samoa. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Samoa and the UK?

The time difference between Samoa and the UK is UK time+13 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Samoa?

The main languages spoken in Samoa are Samoan and English.

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What is the currency in Samoa?

The currency in Samoa is the Samoan Tala (WST).

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Which plugs are used in Samoa?

Samoa uses electrical plug type I (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Samoa?

They drive on the left side of the road in Samoa.

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