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Welcome to Samoa!

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General Information

The official languages of Samoa are English, Samoan.

The national currency of Samoa is WS$, Tala (WST).

1 WST equals  .
equals  WST.

Location

Samoa

The distance from to Samoa is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Samoa. Exercise normal precautions in Samoa. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 999 to call the police in Samoa.

LGBT

Samoa has a score of -4 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Samoa ranks #110 worldwide.

Same-sex acts are a crime in Samoa, with prison terms of up to seven years. The Crimes Ordinance 1961 and the more recent Crimes Act 2013, which came into effect inMay 2013, criminalize same-sex acts.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Samoa should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Samoa:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Samoa to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Samoa differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Samoa, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type I
Weather

The temperature difference between Samoa and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Samoa. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Possible light rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat November 09 76–88°F  /  24–31°C 84% 56%
Sun November 10 74–88°F  /  23–31°C 86% 48%
Mon November 11 74–88°F  /  23–31°C 85% 34%
Tue November 12 74–88°F  /  23–31°C 83% 31%
Wed November 13 74–87°F  /  23–31°C 83% 14%
Thu November 14 74–88°F  /  23–31°C 83% 28%
Fri November 15 74–88°F  /  23–31°C 84% 28%
Sat November 16 75–88°F  /  24–31°C 87% 60%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:53 am and sets at 07:34 pm. This equates to 12.7 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Samoa, it is in . When the sun sets in Samoa, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Samoa.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Samoa.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 2.00 WST in Samoa.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The legal drinking age in Samoa is 21. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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