Samoa's government reduced the COVID-19 alert to Level 1 through June 28

Discover the latest updates on Samoa's COVID-19 alert level reduction to Level 1. Learn about the relaxation of local measures, international travel restrictions, and the reopening of borders. Stay informed on the government's efforts to ensure public safety and navigate the changing travel landscape.

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The COVID-19 warning has been reduced to Level 1, the simplest level in a four-tier scale, throughout June 28. All firms may resume their usual business hours. Daily flights between Apia and American Samoa have been authorized to resume.


Local Measures

On-site activities have resumed at primary schools, colleges, and tertiary educational institutions; early childhood education centers will reopen in July. In public, wearing facemasks is required by law. With a maximum of 50 individuals inside and 100 people outside, public gatherings are now permitted. Public businesses can accommodate up to 50 persons indoors but only 100 persons

The government encourages interisland ferry services and other public transport to run with measures such as social distance. To ensure that the rules are followed, there will be extra security presence, including checkpoints, in Apia and other places. Delays in delivery and shipping may occur.


International Restriction on flights

As of May 30, the Department of State has announced that all non-U.S. citizens will be prohibited from entering the United States, with no plans to overturn that decision. The government makes inadmissible individuals on a case-by-case basis; applicants must notify health authorities 21 days before their planned journey. Officials have prohibited all passengers who visited or passed through high-risk regions such as Belgium, Botswana, Eswatini, Germany, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, and South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States from flying.

All children must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before entry, except those 12 years old or older who have recently completed all vaccines. Passengers must show a hard copy of their vaccination certificate and medical clearance obtained within 120 hours before the flight's initial departure, which states whether they have had COVID-19. Documents in English will be accepted. People who travel must have a negative supervised RAT result or a negative RT-PCR test result taken within the past 24 hours.

The CDC's International Entry Certification Unit recommends that approved entrants enroll in the quarantine period (7 days) and under-trained RAT on the third (or seventh day), fourth, fifth, and sixth days after arrival. Those who violate quarantine home orders may be fined up to 2,000 pesos. The authorities had announced that they intended to fully reopen the borders on Aug. 1. June 22 will mark the resumption of weekly flights between Australia and New Zealand.

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