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Samoa international travel guide

Landscape view of Samoa

Samoa πŸ‡ΌπŸ‡Έ

Samoa is part of Oceania with main city at Apia. It's usually 🌀️ 26.36 °C in Samoa with a rainfall of 🌧 165.39 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Samoa. Internet speed in Samoa is on average 1.9 Mbps. In Samoa you drive on the left side. Its Developing country with a population of 195K people. The main currency is Tala. The languages spoken are Samoan and English. Automatic teller machines are common in Samoa. Current travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~26.36 Β°C Β  🌧 ~165.39 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 195K people
Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Reconsider your need to travel
Samoa's COVID Alert Level 1 has been extended until midnight on 26 July. Weekly flights to and from Australia have been approved for July. Check with Samoa’s Ministry of Health Travel Advice before travel. When boarding your flight, you'll need a legitimate vaccine certificate. You'll also need to show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test within 48 hours or a supervised rapid antigen test (within 24 hours) of entering Samoa. If you test positive on arrival to Samoa you must self-isolate for 7 days. Samoa's borders will re-open to all passport holders from 1 August. To receive information on current border settings, can contact the Australian High Commission at this email: apia.admin@dfat.gov.au. We advise: Reconsider your need to travelΒ to Samoa due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Weather

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🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Samoa uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type I.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Samoan and English
Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Samoa uses the Samoan t?l? (symbol: T), code WST.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 t?l?s. T?l? is subdivided into 100 senes. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 t?l?s and 50, 20 and 10 senes.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Samoa. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Samoa. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small β€˜extra’ tip.
Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Samoa is on average 1.9 Mbps.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 50.10 WST, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Bluesky or Digicel. Samoa uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Samoa upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Samoa, dial +, then 685 (the country code for Samoa), then the area code and the local number.
Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Samoa you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 24 km/h (14 mph) in all built-up areas and 40-72 km/h (24-44 mph) on undivided highways.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal
999
Police
999
Ambulance
999
Fire department
999
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