Samoa international travel advice

Landscape view of Samoa

Samoa 🇼🇸

Samoa is part of Oceania with main city at Apia. Its Developing country with a population of 195K people. The main currency is Tala. The languages spoken are Samoan and English. the Independent State of Samoa is the formal name of Samoa It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~27.21 °C   🌧 ~399.94 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 195K people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

On 26 January, Samoan authorities issued travel restrictions in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. If you’re travelling from a country specified by the Samoan authorities, including Australia, you will require medical clearance at least 3 days prior to travel to Samoa. Check with your airline or tour operator to confirm you meet all entry requirements. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Samoa.

issued date: January 27, 2020

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Samoan and English

Money

💱 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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ 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 ‘extra’ tip.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Samoa is on average 1.9 Mbps.

📱 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.

📞 Calling

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

Driving

🛣️ 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.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

999

Police

999

Ambulance

999

Fire department

999

Last updated: January 27, 2020