Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

ALERT - COVID-19 Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

ALERT - COVID-19 Do not travel overseas at this time. Due to the difficulty travellers are experiencing returning home, New Zealanders overseas need to take steps to stay safely where they are and shelter in place....Read more

  • Reviewed: 19 March 2020, 13:55 NZDT
  • Still current at: 26 September 2020

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not issuing a specific travel advisory for Samoa at this time.

Novel coronavirus (Covid-19)
For travel advice and information about the coronavirus please see our news feature on the coronavirus here

Effective from 2 March 2020 Samoa has reduced the frequency of international flights from New Zealand to Samoa. Contact your airline, travel agent, accommodation provider and travel insurance provider to confirm your travel and related arrangements. Airlines and other travel providers will have the most up-to-date information about flight availability.

Effective from 2 March 2020 Travellers entering Samoa from or transiting through all ports in New Zealand are required to undergo medical examination by a Registered Medical Practitioner within three days before arrival.  This medical clearance report will be required for check-in prior to issuing of boarding passes.

Samoa recently experienced a measles outbreak. Please read our measles information before travelling.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Samoa should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.

New Zealanders in Samoa are advised to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Travel tips


The New Zealand High Commission Apia, Samoa

Street Address Beach Road, Apia, Samoa Postal Address PO Box 1876, Apia, Samoa Telephone +685 21 711 Alternate Telephone +685 21 712, +685 21 713, +685 21 714 Fax +685 20 086 Email nzhcapia@samoa.ws Web Site http://www.nzembassy.com/samoa Hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 1600 hrs

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New Zealand High Commission Samoa

Street Address
Beach Road, Apia, Samoa

Telephone: +685 21 711

Alternate Telephone: +685 21 712, +685 21 713, +685 21 714

Fax: +685 20 086

Email: nzhcapia@samoa.ws

Website: http://www.nzembassy.com/samoa

Hours: Mon - Fri 0800 - 1600 hrs

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