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Stay Safe & Healthy in Samoa

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Stay Safe in Samoa

Samoa is usually regarded as a safe location. The crime rate is minimal, and the people are very helpful and kind. Items are sometimes stolen. However, with reasonable measures, the risk of this occurring should be low.

In Apia, free roaming dogs may be a safety hazard. As a first step toward tackling canine control, the Government of Samoa (GoS) enacted the Canine Control Act in 2013. Most dogs will ignore you and will not see you as a danger if you ignore them.

Stay Healthy in Samoa

Malaria does not exist in Samoa. However, there are rare outbreaks of dengue fever and (since 2014) chikungunya, therefore measures such as mosquito nets and insect repellent should be used. It should be noted that the mosquito that transmits dengue usually bites during the day.

Use bottled water. It’s inexpensive and widely accessible.

On land, there are no known toxic animals or insects, but centipedes may deliver a severe bite. Be wary of purple cone shells, sea urchins, fire coral, and other marine creatures in the water. Wearing footwear when snorkeling is strongly advised if you are not using fins.

Some visitors have reported having a severe adverse response to the ceremonial drink kava. Symptoms include a visible rash, swelling of the neck and face, perspiration, and pain. Medical care should be sought as soon as possible, and a prescription for Prednisolone is generally sufficient. It may take anywhere between 12 and 24 hours for the effects to wear off.

There are two hospitals in Apia and one on Savaii in Tuasivi, a few kilometers north of the Salelologa ferry terminal.

How To Travel To Samoa

By plane Fagalii airport is located just east of Apia (IATA: FGI). Polynesian Airlines uses this for flights from American Samoa. Typically, there are five or six flights each day. Faleolo International Airport (IATA: APW) is about a 45-minute drive from Apia. Even though many planes come at inconvenient hours, there...

How To Travel Around Samoa

Samoan drivers drive on the left side of the road. Samoa began driving on the left side of the road in 2009. Since then, there has been a flood of inexpensive, refurbished vehicles from Japan, and hitherto unseen traffic bottlenecks have been frequent in Apia, the capital. Even on...

Accommodation & Hotels in Samoa

Beach fales are a fun and affordable way to stay in Samoa. The Samoa Tourism Authority ([email protected]) has a list, but the best method to find out where to stay is to ask other visitors. Because Samoa is small and tourism is restricted, you will run into the same...

Things To See in Samoa

National Parks. Both Upolu and Savaii have numerous national parks. These include tropical foliage, a variety of birds, and several fascinating lakes. On Savaii, the Falealupo Rainforest Preserve offers a brief canopy walkway where you may sleep in the trees. On Upolu, Lake Lanoto'o National Park features a unique lake...

Things To Do in Samoa

A Samoan Tattoo. This ancient art style is deeply ingrained in Samoan culture. There are various designs for men and women; for males, the tattoo may span half of the body. Be aware that the tattooing procedure may be very painful, but if you believe you can handle it, ask...

Food & Drinks in Samoa

Food in Samoa Eating is a very essential aspect of Samoan life, as shown by the size of many Samoans. When they travel, they often bring food with them. Samoan cuisine is not heavily flavored or seasoned. It includes items that most Westerners are unfamiliar with, such as breadfruit, taro...

Money & Shopping in Samoa

The Tala is the local currency. It is also known as WST, WS$, or SAT. It is unlawful to do business in a foreign currency under local legislation. It is very simple to exchange money. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 17 a.m., and Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. to 17 a.m....

Internet & Communications in Samoa

Samoa has a functional telephone system that includes international calling. Public phones in certain communities need a pre-paid phone card. The Internet service providers are,, and Lesamoa. In Apia, there are many public Internet access sites where you can get fast, reliable connection for about 12 tala (4...

Traditions & Customs in Samoa

Samoa is very religious, with the majority of the people belonging to the Anglican Church. This implies that Sunday is usually observed as a holy day, with the majority of stores and enterprises closed. On Sundays, you should not go for a stroll around the villages. At sunset, several communities...

Culture Of Samoa

The fa'a Samoa, or traditional Samoan way of life, continues to be a powerful influence in Samoan culture and politics. Despite centuries of European influence, Samoa has managed to preserve its ancient traditions, social and political institutions, and language. The Samoa 'ava ceremony, for example, is a major and...

History Of Samoa

Samoans first came in the Americas from Southeast Asia about 1500-1000 BC. Mulifanua on Upolu island is the earliest known site of human habitation during that time period. In 1830, missionaries from the London Missionary Society, particularly John Williams, came, and Samoa quickly accepted Christianity. Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ...



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