FCO Travel Advice for - Samoa

Back to the list of countries | Original FCO Article
  • A state of disaster has been declared following Tropical Cyclone Evan. There is damage to local services and infrastructure, including communications and electricity services. Faleolo International Airport is closed. Check with your airline to confirm flights. The capital city of Apia has been evacuated with reports of widespread damage.

  • You should follow instructions issued by the Samoan authorities, hotel management and tour operators. Let your family know you’re safe. If you need consular assistance, call the British High Commission in Wellington (0064 4 924 2867) or contact the New Zealand High Commission, Beach Rd, Apia, (00685 21 711). See Natural disasters.

  • There is no resident British diplomatic mission in Samoa and the Honorary Consul position is currently vacant. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British High Commission in Wellington. In an emergency you may be referred to the Australian or New Zealand High Commission in Apia.

  • There is currently a dispute between Satapuala village and the Samoan Government over land issues near Apia’s Faleolo International Airport. See Road Travel.

  • Most visits to Samoa are trouble-free but incidents of petty theft are fairly common.

  • There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.