Samoa : Travel

Traveller information

Immigration and customs: 

Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals.

Travel within the country: 

Traffic drives on the left (since September 2009). Visitors wishing to drive will need an international driving permit.

Daily flights and a ferry service operate between the two main islands. Buses cover most of the islands, though there are no timetables. Taxis are available, but are not metered, and fares should be agreed in advance of travel.

Travel health: 

Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid.

There were 116,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.