- Reviewed: 26 January 2021, 14:29 NZDT
- Still current at: 31 July 2021
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We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions.
The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses.
Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz.
Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here.
We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.View Larger Map Close/Open map
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not issuing a specific travel advisory for Samoa at this time.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site http://www.nzembassy.com/samoa Hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 1600 hrs
See our regional advice for the Pacific
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New Zealand High Commission Samoa
Beach Road, Apia, Samoa
Telephone: +685 21 711
Alternate Telephone: +685 21 712, +685 21 713, +685 21 714
Fax: +685 20 086
Hours: Mon - Fri 0800 - 1600 hrs